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Cuban Doctors Arrive In Martinique On Historic Mission

Cuban doctors arrived in Martinique Friday on a historic mission to assist in the battle against COVID-19, local reports say.

The medical team arrived on a special  Air Antilles Express flight and were greeted by a delegation led by the president of the Executive Council, Alfred Marie-Jeanne.

The 15 visitors will be quarantined before taking up their duties and will also receive an intensive course in French.

They are expected to be in Martinique for three months.

A decree in March paved the way for the Cubans to assist Martinique in its COVID-19 battle.

The decree authorised the intervention of Cuban doctors in Fench overseas departments and territories including Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin, Saint-Barthélemy and Saint- Pierre-et-Miquelon, to strengthen local teams.

Over 100 Cuban medical personnel arrived in Saint Lucia in March to help this country in its battle against COVID-19.

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. Wow!
    And the French islands don’t have enough medical staff of their own!!!? And you have to give crash courses in french to the Cubans? How about the french learning Spanish ? Or English?
    Viva la France? Non!

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