Cuban medical team arriving at the airport.
ANGUILLA–On Friday, June 26, five medical personnel from Cuba arrived in Anguilla to assist with the COVID-19 response. This Cuban medical brigade is seen as a major boost for Anguilla in its fight against the virus.
The team comprises one anaesthesiologist, one medical epidemiologist/infectious disease specialist, one medical doctor, one intensive care nurse and one registered nurse. These health professionals were specifically requested for their areas of expertise and will be assigned to assist staff at the Health Authority of Anguilla over the next six months as the health team continues to work to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and provide assistance in other areas as necessary.
The Ministry of Health and the Health Authority of Anguilla are extremely appreciative of the government of Cuba for responding favourably to their request for help. In accordance with the Ministry of Health’s protocol for specialists entering Anguilla during this time, all members of the brigade were tested for COVID-19 before leaving Cuba and upon arrival in Anguilla, and both procedures confirmed negative results. In accordance with current practices, the medical team will undergo a 14-day quarantine period before they commence their duties.
The recruitment of the medical brigade was made possible through Governor Tim Foy and his staff, with support from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London and the British Ambassador in Cuba. Anguilla Air Services transported the team directly from Havana to the Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/cuban-medical-team-arrives-in-anguilla