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Mar 24, 2020

Cuban Doctors to Arrive in Belize on Wednesday, Thursday

The first team of medical experts from Cuba will land in Belize on Wednesday and the second batch of doctors will arrive on Thursday via a chartered airplane from Guatemala. More than thirty other countries are also receiving the Cuban health personnel, including Italy.   The doctors will be assisting local health official to combat COVID-19 and prevent its spread. They will be deployed countrywide, with San Pedro Town being the focus since the first case has been detected there. Minister Counselor for the Embassy of Cuba in Belize, Orestes Hernandez, says that the doctors are expected to compliment Belizean health officials. 


On the Phone: Orestes Hernandez, Minister Counselor, Embassy of Cuba in Belize

“We will be complimenting the Belizean personnel that is working very hard to face that threat. We will be under the plan that the government has been putting in place to face this threat. So the Cuban personal will be part of the Belizean authority has been working on that. We will be coming under the direction of the Belizean authorities and the system that has been created. The Cuban medical brigade which is something that is being sustained will be complimenting the personnel on the ground just working. We are not coming to do anything like a miracle or something. We are coming to compliment the Belizean human resources that has been working.”

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