Authorities from Turks and Caicos Islands welcome Cuban medical brigade

Government authorities and the Ministry of Health of the Turks and Caicos Islands, led by its deputy governor, Anya Williams, officially welcome the Cuban medical brigade that arrived in that Caribbean archipelago, to combat COVID-19.

This was announced by the Cuban Foreign Ministry in its official Twitter account, where it also refers that the internationalist contingent consisting of nine doctors and 10 graduates in nursing, arrived at the capital city of Cockburn Town at noon on Monday, after being dismissed in the Central Medical Cooperation Unit (UCCM) of Havana.

In the farewell, Juan Delgado, director of the UCCM, said that the arrival on Turkish soil of the International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics Henry Reeve "is a milestone of Cuban medical collaboration."

Regarding the mission of this new brigade, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Cuban Foreign Minister, wrote on the social network itself that "cooperation and solidarity are principles that should guide the global response to the pandemic."

The Turks and Caicos Islands is an archipelago of 40 low islands with corals in the Atlantic Ocean, a British overseas territory in the southeast of the Bahamas and 200 kilometers from the tip of Maisí, Cuba's easternmost tip, has a population of more of 33 thousand inhabitants in an area of ​​948 square kilometers.