A brigade from the Henry Reeve Cuban medical contingent, specialized in big epidemics and disasters arrived in the south-central province of Cienfuegos to help fight a strong spread of coronavirus, which has triggered the prevalence rate and number of cases of COVID-19 in that territory.
Cuba will receive a donation of medicines and medical items this week thanks to an initiative by friends of the island who wanted to reciprocate the recent Cuban medical assistance against COVID-19 in that European nation, particularly in the regions of Lombardy and Piedmont.
Francisco Duran Garcia, national director of epidemiology of the ministry of public health(MINSAP by its Spanish acronym), insisted today on the need for self-protection in view of the increase in the number of deaths caused by COVID-19 in the country. He explained that during the first 22 days of this month, 198,276 people were diagnosed with the disease and 1,773 died.
Faced with the complex situation and the high transmission that continues prevailing in Cuba due to COVID-19, Dr. Francisco Duran, national director of epidemiology of the ministry of public health(MINSAP by its Spanish acronym), called today on the population not to lower the perception of the risk of this contagious disease.
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez said today that the Cuban-made vaccines have proved to be effective against all strains of SARS-CoV-2 and remarked that they will make it possible, together with the compliance with the basic rules of self-protection, to control the pandemic in the country.