Havana, April 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez said today that humanity demands an effective solution to the Covid-19, a pandemic affecting most of the planet.
In his account on the social network Twitter, the foreign minister stressed that this is a crisis of multiple and devastating effects not only in the field of health, but also in the economy, international trade and society.
Rodriguez called for a joint international effort and stressed that ‘together we can make it happen’.
In a recent statement, the island’s Foreign Ministry noted that the crisis caused by the new SARS Cov-2 coronavirus goes far beyond the health field.
The text warned that the pandemic arrived and spread in a scenario previously characterized by overwhelming economic and social inequality between and within nations, with unprecedented migration and refugee flows.
It explained that infection by the disease is growing in a world where impressive advances in science and technology, particularly in health, are increasingly concentrated in the pharmaceutical business and the commercialization of medicine.
‘Before the first sick person was identified, there were 820 million starving people in the world, 2.2 billion without drinking water services, 4.2 billion without safely managed sanitation services and 3 billion without basic hand washing facilities,’ said the Cuban Foreign Ministry.