Experienced Nurses & Doctors From Cuba To Visit Antigua To Help With Screening Arriving Passengers

WUHAN, CHINA - JANUARY 29: (CHINA OUT) A community worker checks the temperature of courier in an Express station on January 29, 2020 in Hubei Province, Wuhan, China. Due to a transit shut down and lack of supplies, couriers have became the city's suppliers. The 2019 coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which originated in Wuhan, China, has infected 6078 people and killed at least 132, mostly in China. (Photo by Getty Images)

The government has announced that the Cuban doctors and nurses who will arrive Antigua on Thursday, March 26, 2020, are experienced in the management of infectious diseases.

The Cuban team will be supplementing the Antigua and Barbuda teams that have been assigned to the airport and the seaport, the Margetson Ward Infectious Disease Center (IDC) and the Mount St. John Medical Center. Screenings at the V.C. Bird International Airport will continue to be carried out by the additional doctors and nurses; and, the arriving passengers will be allowed entry if several conditions are met.

The passengers must show no signs of illnesses connected to the coronavirus, and their temperatures must also be normal; the travel history of the passengers will also be enquired into by way of the cards and by questioning, in order to determine if a passenger will be quarantined or allowed entry. The guidelines that have already been established and are meticulously followed, have been designed by the PAHO.

Passengers who have visited certain identified countries within the past 28 days will be quarantined, regardless of nationality.

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  1. This is true socialist solidarity at its best. We welcome the comrades from Cuba who are coming to help. Thank you. This is in the tradition of the vision of our founding fathers and mothers and their dreams for a social-democratic and democratic socialist Nation. The spirit of V.C. Bird and the founding fathers and mothers is alive and well, and walks among us. Forward Ever! Peace and true brotherhood to all.

  2. The hurricane in Oklahoma….. The 9/11 incident and now the Covia -19 virus has all certainly exposed the USA to be as not as great as how we have them….. Presently their economy is crumbling ….

    Cuba on the otherhand has survived the embargo and yet still has offered great assistance to world and now in this world health crisis, the Cubans are proving again to the world that they now have the ability to survive this health crisis and offer assistance to others.
    Certainly, it is clear that Cuba is a force to reckon with………Thanks to Dr. Fidel Castro!!

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