Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The director of the Central Unit for Medical Collaboration of Cuba, Jorge Juan Delgado, asserted that no Cuban professional working around the world is affected by the Covid-19 coronavirus.
The Unit maintains permanent communication with all the cooperators, there is a daily report from the States where each one of them is working and the pathogen is present like in China, Qatar, Algeria, South Africa and Kuwait, Delgado was quoted as saying by the Cuban News Agency (ACN).
The executive said that the country currently has 28,268 professionals in 61 nations in Africa, Central America, Asia and Oceania. More than half are doctors and the rest are nurses and technicians.
Meanwhile, the director of the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine, Manuel Romero, said that 15 percent of the respiratory cases reported in Cuba are caused by a coronavirus strain different from Covid-19 that has a higher virulence.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Saturday the death toll worldwide from Covid-19 exceeds 3,400, with some 101,927 infected patients in 93 countries.