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    May 31

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Cuban medical team arrives

CARLOS ATWELL, ​carlosatwell@nationnews.com

Added 05 April 2020


Some of the Cuban nurses who arrived to assist in the response to coronavirus (COVID-19). (Picture by Nigel Browne.)

The Cuban medical professionals have arrived. They emerged from the Arrivals Hall of Grantley Adams International Airport around 10 p.m., on a mission to bolster Barbados’ response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Earlier today, Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic said the 100 Cubans expected would be tested for the virus before taking up duties.

The Cubans were accompanied by Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong; Cuban Ambassador to Barbados, Sergio Jorge Pastrana; deputy chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dr Abdul Mohammad, and Chief of Protocol Hugh Allman.

Bostic said today that confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Barbados had reached 56. Six people had recovered from the virus. There was one death - an 81-year-old man. (CA)


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