Peru: Cuban Medical Brigade Sent to Help Fight COVID-19

(TELESUR) – Peruvian people and social organizations acknowledged Cuba’s solidarity amid the pandemic.

Cuba Foreign Ministry Wednesday announced that the Cuban medical brigade arrived in Peru to collaborate with national professionals against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In response to a request from the government of Peru, a brigade of health professionals is leaving for various regions of that nation to help combat COVID-19. Collaboration and solidarity are essential in times of pandemic,” Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla tweeted.

The group arrived at the Lima International Airport, in a Peruvian Airforce (FAP) aircraft. The Cuban Ambassador to Peru, Sergio Gonzalez, and the coordinator of the operation and representative of the Minister of Health, Victor Zamora, received the group.

“For us, it is a great honor to be here in Peru, it means the contribution of Cuba to save lives in Peru as part of the Henry Reeve international contingent, specialized in disasters, in catastrophes, and in this case, the pandemic,” medical group leader Raudel Vargas Olivera stated.

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