Covid-19 Hygiene Practices in Cuba

Cuban women and men tell us how they are taking cleaning and self-care measures at home: women overloaded with housework and men overexposed to the virus.

For many women like Iliannys Acosta, cleaning a Cuban home during the current Coronavirus pandemic, has become a detailed protocol. She repeats the protocol several times a day, trying to ensure her family is safe from the virus behind closed doors.

During a time when the government is calling for social distanicing and more and more communities, and even provinces, are going into lockdown or varying degrees of quarantine, traditional gender roles have flourished, as people have to stay at home.

Brazilian researcher Joana das Flores Duarte, who analyzes how the Coronavirus outbreak has involved doubling down on housework, notes that in Latin America it mainly falls upon the shoulders of women.


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