Late Saturday night, the promised medical team of 34 Cuban professionals arrived at the Douglas-Charles Airport to assist with the direct management of COVID19.
In an announcement via his Facebook page, the Hon Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit had revealed that the medical brigade from Cuba consisting of 25 nurses, five doctors and four lab technicians was scheduled for this past Thursday.
He also extended his gratitude to the government and people of the republic of Cuba, for once again showing solidarity with Dominica.
Hon Roosevelt Skerrit said, “I have always said that you know who your friends are in times of trouble.”
Dominica is not the only nation welcoming Cuban support, a total of 140 health care professionals, including 90 specialist nurses, were dispatched to Jamaica last week.
Italy, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Suriname and Grenada have also invited Cuban support despite the US State Department advising against.