(April 16) – Caricom member countries called for the lifting of United States sanctions against Cuba and Venezuela, since all countries must be part of the global effort to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
This was revealed at the urgent Summit held by videoconference, and convened by Barbados, the country that holds the bloc’s pro tempore presidency. It addressed the health situation, food security and the protection of the elderly from disease, as well as the restoration of activities after the epidemic.
To help in the fight against the pathogen, Cuba carries out solidarity work through its brigades of the Henry Reeve Contingent, specialized in disasters and serious epidemics. They are present in Caricom nations such as Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Granada, Dominica, Saint Lucia , Saint Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas and Haiti maintain Cuban medical brigades, which at the present time also attend to sick patients with coronavirus.
The pandemic reports more than 1,500 covid-19 patients in the region, a number that can rise.
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