Covid-19 focuses virtual meeting bt. Bolivian, Cuban authorities

La Paz, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Senior officials from Bolivia and Cuba exchanged experiences in the fight against Covid-19, during the first virtual meeting between both nations under the government of President Luis Arce, according to reports on Saturday.

The conversation was carried out within the framework of intersectoral cooperation, and the participants pointed out the importance of the primary healthcare, epidemiological surveillance and hospital management, to fight the pandemic, diplomatic sources informed.

Cuba’s Covid-19 vaccine candidates and the preventive medicines the Caribbean country uses in caring those contagions with that disease were discussed.

The two countries ratified their willingness to continue working to strengthen the bilateral relations in health and holding subsequent meetings to deal with scientific-technical issues related to fight the pandemic, among others of common interest.

Bolivian Health Minister Jeyson Auza, Deputy Ministers Alvaro Terrazas and Alejandra Hidalgo, and Cuban Deputy Public Health Minister Carilda Peña, as well as other senior health officials and scientists, participated in the virtual meeting.

Cuban Ambassador to Bolivia Danilo Sanchez Vazquez and Economic-Commercial Counselor at the Cuban Embassy Alexis Martinez Miller also attended.

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