Cuba receives 180 tons of supplies to fight Covid-19 from China

Beijing, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has received until Sunday almost 180 tons of medicines and medical materials from China to guarantee a stable supply in health institutions to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Ambassador Carlos Miguel Pereira, the supplies came from Shanghai municipality in 30 commercial air shipments, including six direct charter flights with Cubana de Aviacion.

The latest of those flights took place this weekend.

The first charter flight to Cuba with medical products purchased in China left for Havana in mid-April. The aim is to strengthen Cuba’s capabilities to fight the new coronavirus.

Pereira told Prensa Latina at the time that the shipment consisted of facemasks, protective suits, diagnostic kits and sample transport devices. The latter are fundamental for the point of view of clinical management.

These operations are part of Cuba’s efforts to save the lives of Covid-19 patients, despite the difficulties resulting from the United States economic, financial and commercial blockade against Cuba.

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