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This country is delaying the rise in fuel prices thanks to a… virus!

Motorists in Cuba are getting a break on fuel prices, thanks to a computer virus. Here’s what you need to know!

An unexpected boon

Fuel prices remain high and are expected to stay that way. The government has not made any efforts to help motorists, and the fuel subsidy has not been paid despite the rise in fuel prices. Oil-producing countries are also looking to reduce exports to keep prices high, and this is a problem in many places, including Hong Kong and Cuba. The Cuban government had planned a 500% increase in gasoline prices starting February 1, 2024, but this increase has been postponed due to a surprising reason—the emergence of a computer virus.

A computer virus

The government postponed the planned price increase due to a “cybersecurity incident”, which was attributed to a computer virus from abroad. The virus was considered dangerous enough to force the government to maintain current fuel prices. While this is good news for drivers, it is only temporary as no new date has been set for the price increase. The decision to increase fuel prices was made in December 2023, in an effort to reduce the country’s budget deficit amidst the economic crisis caused by Covid-19 and American sanctions.

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