Cuba sends medical brigade to fight pandemic in Andorra

Mar 31, 2020

A Cuban medical brigade made a stopover in Madrid this Sunday, from where they will go to the Principality of Andorra to provide support in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in that European country.

“Spontaneously, at the airport’s exit, passengers began to applaud them and taxis to honk their horns, in well-deserved tribute to health workers, and especially to the Cubans, whom they immediately identified,” wrote the Cuban ambassador in Spain, Gustavo Machín, in Facebook.

The Cuban health brigade, made up of 39 health professionals, is the second to go to Europe and the thirteenth that the island has sent to other countries since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, the Agencia Cubana de Noticias news agency reported.

Cuba guarantees immediate health care for all its citizens at no cost and offers its solidarity aid to those who need it, while the governments of the planet face the dilemma of preserving the health of people or the economy, said Dr. Luis Enrique Pérez, head of the brigade, quoted by the source.

The Andorran minister of health announced this Saturday that in order to face a possible increase in the number of coronavirus patients in that country, and especially the severe ones, they are awaiting the arrival of the team of Cuban professionals, specialized in intensive care and mechanical ventilation, according to Europa Press.

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