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Cuban Medical Missions Protected in the Caribbean due to Irma

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Cuban Medical Missions Protected in the Caribbean due to IrmaHAVANA, Cuba, Sept 6 (ACN) The one thousand 221 Cuban health professionals that are offering their services in the Caribbean hard hit by Hurricane Irma are well protected, reported the Foreign Ministry.

Specialist at the Foreign Ministry, Luis Mirabel Reyes, told ACN that the personnel of public health, education, construction, sports and others are well and working in their assigned posts.

The Cuban Missions currently found in the path of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, currently still a category 5 in the Saffir-Simpson scale are located in Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominican Republic, Dominic, St. Lucia, Haiti, Bahamas and Jamaica.

Mirabal Reyes also said that the protocol entity of the Foreign Ministry maintains constant communication with all of the diplomatic corps based in Havana and through them there is close contacts with the territories where there is information on the situation of the foreigners in Cuba.

He informed that the provinces are taking protection measures before the arrival of the hurricane, which is expected to hit the eastern region at midnight Thursday.

Waves of between 4 and 6 meters are expected by Thursday afternoon inflicting moderate coastal flooding in low-lying areas north of Guantanamo and Holguin.

Due to the dangerous hurricane, Cuba recommends to pay close attention to the information issued by the Meteorology Institute and Civil Defense.


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