Mayor of Italian city recognizes solidarity gesture of Cuba

Rome, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The mayor of the Italian city of Crema, Stefania Bonaldi, described Cuba’s help to combat Covid-19 as an act of great generosity and solidarity.

In statements to Prensa Latina, Bonaldi referred to the way in which the epidemic spread in the city, where nearly 34 thousand people live, since last February 21st, when the first outbreak appeared in the neighboring Codogno, in the Lombardy region.

In this sense, she said that this ‘generated in the subsequent weeks a huge burden on the hospital and a high epidemiological rate in the territory’, until the province of Cremona became the one with the highest density of infected people in the country, with an average of 1.44 percent.

At a certain point, she explained, we had to request help, and the Italian army arrived, which set up a field hospital, and a brigade of 52 Cuban health personnel, including doctors and nurses, made themselves available to manage the temporary installation and the emergencies in the territory along with Italian health workers.

‘It has been an act of great generosity and solidarity that we have appreciated, and for which our community is very grateful, a beautiful example of generosity, dedication and passion that has infected and excited us’, said the official.

Noting that ‘now the situation is gradually improving and the pressure on our hospital is lower than before’, the mayor refers to the role of the field hospital structure where stable patients but still in need of respiratory rehabilitation actions continue to arrive.

In these new circumstances, Bonaldi assures that ‘once again the Cuban brigade will be of help to the Italian operators, precisely to assist those patients,’ in a beautiful example of dedication and generosity, which makes us feel truly grateful, she expressed.


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