"A brigade of 22 health professionals left for the British Virgin Islands to support the fight against COVID-19. In response to the request of the authorities of that territory, Cuba shares its experience, solidarity, and cooperation in the face of the pandemic."
Doctor Miriam Sanchez, head of the brigade, said it was an honor to be part of the medical team and emphasized her team’s commitment to accomplish the mission.
Premier Andrew Fahie confirmed the trip while thanking Cuba for their willingness to help the island in the fight against the novel coronavirus.
“This has been long in coming and after their 14-days in quarantine, and after their successful COVID-19 testing, they will join our local medical team to strengthen our resolve in the fight against the coronavirus,” Premier Andrew Fahie said.
Cuba has so far sent teams of medical staff to several countries in the region, including Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, St Lucia, Barbados, St Kitts Nevis, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Belize, Jamaica, and Suriname.