Havana, Aug 7 .- Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero recognized the work of the Henry Reeve brigade of international doctors who returned to the island this morning after two months of fighting against Covid-19 in Kuwait.
At the José Martí International Airport in Havana, these collaborators received, virtually in response to the health protocols that govern the country, a welcome on behalf of the Communist Party of Cuba, the government and the population.
Marrero expressed to the group of 152 collaborators the gratitude of the Cubans for their humane work, as well as to the rest of the brigade that remains in the Arab nation facing the pandemic.
The Minister offered a brief update on the epidemiological situation of the country and the actions promoted by the government to face the complex situation caused by Covid-19, the global crisis and the intensification of the United States blockade.
This group of the internationalist Henry Reeve contingent, specialized in disaster situations and serious epidemics, is made up of 110 women and 42 men.
During their stay in that Persian Gulf country, they treated 758 confirmed cases of Covid-19, performed 162,164 nursing procedures and saved 189 lives.
(Text and photos: PL)