Luanda, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban healthcare professionals, most of them specialists in Comprehensive General Medicine (MGI), began to arrive in the provinces of Angola to join the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the local press highlighted this Wednesday.
Reports from public television, digital media reviews and the Jornal de Angola daily distinguish the reception in different territories of Cuban healthcare professionals, who arrived in this capital on April 10.
The over 250 members of the healthcare contingent began their transfer to the towns, after completing the health quarantine, which included carrying out laboratory tests to rule out being infected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
According to Angola’s Minister of Health Silvia Lutuca the idea is to reinforce all the municipalities with Cuban experts, who will work in the assistance tasks and help train the personnel.
The Jornal de Angola daily, the largest issued in the country, reflected the reception of 13 doctors in the Huambo province, some 600 kilometers southeast of Luanda, with a view to strengthening local teams, as stated by the director of the Office of Health and spokesperson of the Provincial Commission against the Covid-19 pandemic, Lucas Nhamba.
Meanwhile, the Angolan news agency ANGOP published that next Sunday they will welcome 15 Cuban specialists in the central province of Malanje, which has towns bordering the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Up to date, Angola has registered 24 Covid-19 cases, including two deaths, six recovered patients and 16 infected were admitted to Luanda facilities, according to official data.