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    Members of the Henry Reeve medical brigade, which will provide support to Italy in the face of the crisis generated by COVID-19, pose with a photo of former Cuban President Fidel Castro | Photo: EFE

Published 28 March 2020

The brigade in Jamaica is made up of 434 collaborators, of which 257 nurses and 145 doctors

Cuba's medical brigade is currently fighting along with the Jamaican people and government against the Covid-19 pandemic, which is the result of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

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In statements to Prensa Latina on Internet, doctor Jose Armando Arronte, head of Cuba's Medical Brigade (BMC) in this nation, confirmed the favorable health condition of all collaborators who comply with health measures to the threatening of the pathogen.

Arronte pointed out that currently, the brigade in Jamaica is made up of 434 collaborators, of which 257 nurses and 145 doctors, are providing services to the four regions of the country and the 14 parishes.

During the talk held with Prensa Latina, the Cuban physician stressed the arrival of 138 collaborators to Kingston, who strengthen the humanitarian mission after having received training at the Pedro Kori Institute in Havana, on the treatment of infectious diseases, particularly Covid-19.

The head of the BMC noted the tight coordination with the authorities in localities and the work done under the leadership of Jamaica's Ministry of Health and Welfare to prevent a significant spread of the virus in the country.

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