Havana, Oct 28.- Moetai Brotherson, deputy for French Polynesia, asked in Parliament in Paris for regional and international help from several countries, including Cuba, due to the damage caused by Covid-19 to the overseas community.
In his intervention in a question and answer session with the French government, the parliamentarian offered details of the deterioration of the epidemiological situation in the set of more than a hundred islands and atolls of the Pacific and of the need for external support, reports the Prensa Latina agency.
According to Brotherson, French Polynesia with its 272,000 inhabitants already has more fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic than New Zealand, where five million people live.
We are aware of the impossibility of mobilizing the national reserve, based on the situation in the Hexagon, as the metropolitan territory is called, but there are regional agreements with New Zealand and Australia, and in the international arena we saw the presence of a Cuban medical brigade in Martinique noted.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, in the first quarter of this year, Cuba sent more than three thousand health professionals, members of the Henry Reeve Internationalist Contingent, to almost 40 countries and territories to combat the pandemic, in coordination with national authorities and local.
French Polynesia is a Gallic community overseas, which includes more than one hundred islands in the South Pacific and extends for more than two thousand km, divided into the Austral, Gambier, Marquesas, La Sociedad and Tuamotu archipelagos. (ACN) (Photo: File)