Cuba gets health material donation from AIOP to fight COVID

Another donation is all set to arrive in Cuba to help the nation fight the deadliest COVID-19 mutant. The health material donation is organised by the youth part of the Italian Association of Private Hospitality - (AIOP) from the Lombardy region, left on Monday for the island.

Cuba: Another donation is all set to arrive in Cuba to help the nation fight the deadliest COVID-19 mutant. The health material donation is organised by the youth part of the Italian Association of Private Hospitality – (AIOP) from the Lombardy region, left on Monday for the island.

Cristian Ferraris – the Executive director of the Lombardy representation of AIOP, stated that this second shipment to Cuba comprises individual protection devices and other disposable implements for medical use. The Executive director further thanked for the contributions given from Mantova Salus and Gheron business groups from the health sector.

Following the statement, he cited, “The work of the young people of Lombardy’s AIOP had the logistical assistance of the international freight company Vector and the airline Neos.”

The island is seeing a continuous rise in the active infections of the COVID-19 mutant. In between 10 August – 23 August, a total of 1,26,450 new positive cases have been reported in the island country, taking the total toll of the confirmed cases around 5,93,000. While so far, a total of 4,618 individuals have lost their lives to the contagious virus.

According to the statistics, till 21 August 2021, in total, 4,951,522 individuals have received their first jab of the vaccine, whereas around 3,127,996 people have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and are now fully vaccinated against the mutant.

A few days back, the Chief Medical Officer – Dr Kenneth George, stated that Cuba’s Ministry of Health and Wellness is working to ensure that frontline workers in the public healthcare sector are being vaccinated against COVID-19.

Dr George added that the Ministry had started on a series of campaigns to ensure that individuals who work based on healthcare institutions were vaccinated. He also pointed out that they had received a mixed response.