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Cuban doctors to help Mozambique fight COVID-19

29 May 2020, 04:05 GMT+10

MAPUTO, May 28 (Xinhua) -- The Cuban ambassador to Mozambique announced Thursday in Maputo that 60 doctors from Cuba will soon join local doctors to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Pavel Orencio Diaz Hernandez told Radio Mozambique in an interview that the move is a response to the request by Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi as the country's health system is threatened by the spread of the coronavirus.

"We received a request from the government of Mozambique asking us to reinforce the contingent of Cuban doctors for the peak or the critical moment of the pandemic and Cuba responded with sending 60 doctors to help fight the pandemic," said the diplomat.

The doctors will be staying until Mozambique has the pandemic under control, said the ambassador.

Medicines that can help improve the human immune system are also reportedly being shipped from Cuba to Mozambique.

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