Brasilia, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is providing better care than Brazil to a group of Brazilians on the island trying to return home in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, assured on Wednesday journalist Ana Graziela Aguiar, from the Caminhos da Reportagem programme, in TV Brazil.
‘The Cuban government takes better care of us than our own government. We feel much more protected here, medicine is much more advanced but we want to go home because it is our right, like any Brazilian,’ affirmed Aguiar, cited by the O Globo daily.
The report reveals that at least 53 Brazilians remain in Cuba including a two-year-old boy since they cannot return to Brazil due to the closure of airports in coronavirus times.
The daily details the group of Brazilians in Cuba is made up of medical students, researchers and professors located in Havana, in addition to the EICTV students, placed on a farm in San Antonio de Los Baños, 40 kilometers from the Cuban capital, where there are also two teachers, one of them along with his wife and little boy.
O Globo reviews that, founded by Gabriel Garcia Marquez in the late 1980s, EICTV had to cancel its activities in April due to the restriction measures in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, the EICTV school decided to continue working until July to support some students and teachers unable to return home.
‘Despite recommendations to return home, many employees preferred to continue living with us at school during quarantine to look after students and teachers who were unable to leave. Now that the quarantine has been lifted, they are changing shifts,’ said Aguiar.
The spirit of collectivity and solidarity is very beautiful to see, ‘the school is a family,’ noted the reporter.