Road Town, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The Government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) requested the medical aid of 30 Cuban health professionals so as to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, local press media reported today.
As reported by the Daily News newspaper, Prime Minister Andrew Fahie announced the request for Cuban doctors through the Ministry of Health and the Secretariat for International Affairs, through the talks with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and the Cuban government as well.
Fahie stated his administration is now expecting the UK to support the overseas territory’s request to materialize Cuba’s solidarity to fight the novel SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus strain.
According to the BVI News Online site, the request comes at a time when the British Virgin Islands authorities confirmed the first two Covid-19 cases, pending the results of other nine tests.
The publication recognized the role of Cuba to fight disasters and infectious diseases worldwide, classing it as the mecca of some of the world´s best doctors.
Cuban health brigades are so far fighting Covid-19 in different nations, including Italy, Andorra, Dominica, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Jamaica, Suriname, Saint Lucia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Saint Kitts and Nevis, as well as Haiti.