HAVANA (Reuters) – Ever since the novel coronavirus reached Cuba, a tall cardboard box with arms and legs can be seen tottering around a Havana suburb, popping into the bakery or butchers, or browsing the newspaper stand.
Retired nurse Feridia Rojas, 82, wears cardboard shaped into a house at a market to protect herself from the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Havana, Cuba, June 11, 2020. Picture taken on June 11, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
This is Feridia Rojas, 82, who decided to build and wear mobile housing to shield herself from the virus that is particularly deadly to seniors in a country where personal protective equipment is not sold at stores.
“I am at home, what about you?” reads a message on her box, in a witty nod to Cuba’s coronavirus slogan “Stay at home.”
The widower, whose daughters both live in the United States, said that with no one to run her errands she had to find a way to do so safely by herself, illustrating the…
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