HAVANA , Cuba, Mar 16 (ACN) Cuba reiterated its solidarity with the Italian people and government in view of the health emergency caused by the fast spread of the SARS Cov-2 virus, which causes COVID 19.
The Cuban ambassador to that country, Jose Carlos Rodriguez, said that official information on its progress in that territory and also at the international level is being carefully followed, a situation we share with the Italian people.
Both the Cuban embassy to Rome and the Cuban general consulate in Milan have adopted the necessary measures to prevent and contribute to stop the virus transmission, in line with the great efforts and indications of the Italian political (national and local), health and civil defense authorities, he added.
At the same time, we have demonstrated our willingness to internationally collaborate as has always been our position, demonstrated on repeated occasions, such as the direct confrontation of Cuban medical personnel with Ebola in Africa, Rodriguez stressed.
In this regard, I would like to point out that the health and welfare advisor of the Lombardy region, Giulio Gallera, publicly announced last Saturday that he has requested medical support from Cuba, the Cuban diplomat noted.
Mr. Gallera and the Cuban embassy to Italy will keep the public opinion informed about the course and results of this request.
The Cuban ambassador expressed his regret for the high morbidity and mortality that COVID19 is causing in Italy and the loss of human lives for the tough and sudden shock to Italian society under these circumstances and the collateral economic damage.