Dominica to receive medical help from Cuba to fight COVID-19

The Ministry of Health has announced that medical personnel from Cuba will arrive in Dominica on Thursday to assist the country battle the coronavirus (COVID-19) contagion.

According to a statement from the Ministry, a medical brigade from Cuba consisting of 25 nurses, 5 doctors and four lab technicians will arrive this Thursday to assist with the direct management of COVID-19.

“I want to extend my sincere gratitude to the Government and People of the Republic of Cuba, for once again showing solidarity with our country. I have always said that you know who your friends are in times of trouble,” Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit wore in a post on his Facebook page,

In the post, the prime minister also issues strong advice to all individuals who have been quarantined over the last week “to adhere to the guidelines and protocols provided, while the officials of the Ministry of Health continue to conduct surveillance and testing activities.

“The public is also advised to contact health officials in their districts regarding anyone not adhering to quarantine measures,” he added.

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11 Comments

  1. god
    March 26, 2020

    Oh men you fools. Who cares where he seeks the help. We need to get together as one Dominica is not immune to this autoimmune disease. The whole worl has it Please give PM a break do you think he carries the virus in his back pocket because he has a butt… Please Pray don’t be like TRAMP. TRUMP….Stay connected why should Dominica be speared…..

  2. god
    March 26, 2020

    Oh men you fools. Who cares where he seeks the help. We need to get together as one Dominica is not immune to this autoimmune disease. The whole worl has it Please give PM a break do you think he carries the virus in his back pocket because he has a butt… Please Pray don’t be like TRAMP. TRUMP….Stay connected why should Dominica be speared…..

  3. Man bites dogs
    March 25, 2020

    We black people are our own enemy and then turn around to blame everyone else because of our arrogant attitudes Prime minister Dr Skerrit and his government is working hard day +night looking to better our way of life then all you gets from that plunker so-called opposition leader and his ignorant followers Skerrit this Skerrit that and his fault why we have Covid-19 Virus in Dominica, what on earth is wrong with us black people no wonder we’re at the bottom of barrel like crabs climbing stamping on each other to get out when we do 90 %of us never seems to change all they want is Rum 🥃 or Guinness talk rubbish.

    • dissident
      March 26, 2020

      You have perfectly described de ordinary laborite..

      You don’t have a monopoly on how someone should think of Roosevelt Skerrit….. you are responsible for your opinion….. others are responsible for theirs.

      Everyone don’t see your Roosevelt Skerrit as a knight in shining armor… you don’t have what it takes to wash out all of our brains.

      You just can’t change it…. get a life

    • gods child
      March 26, 2020

      UNGREATFUL PEOPLE, Be quiet and let PM do his job and PM you are doing great..I reall don’t care where the help comes from who cares if he gets it from FIDEL CASTRO he is trying to save lives. Please stop that bikering. He is the PM

  4. Vrai Den
    March 24, 2020

    Well that’s very good that we can get help from Cuba, because God knows we need it. However, I hope the staff that’s coming is quarantined, and properly at that, before they start practising in Dominica. Cuba has positive cases, and even if they are tested before they leave Cuba, because this vaccine presents and manifests itself in so many different ways, it would be wise to take all precautions. Also they could be exposed during travel. There is new information coming out on the virus almost every day. Testimonies of infected people are so different, there are lots of unknowns. Thank you Cuba.

  5. Look it.
    March 24, 2020

    we welcome that with open arms,cuba knows much more than we do,25 nurses,to attend 56 patients.Gradually we are getting there

  6. dissident
    March 24, 2020

    I will say it again.
    This government has us in a false state of healthcare readiness!!!!

    All Skerrit can do is put his hands in the air and say we getting a medical brigade from Cuba.

  7. Batibou River
    March 24, 2020

    Now Skerrit is crying for help all over the place and he of course gets it from his communist brothers. I knew all along that this thing they call China friendship hospital was not up to the simplest challenge. The should have called the place Hotel California because one can always check in but one will never leave. Dominica is totally unprepared for this thanks to all you big mouth mouth good for nothing PM. By the way, I knew begin of last week that DA had at least one case already…!

    • god
      March 26, 2020

      Oh men you fools. Who cares where he seeks the help. We need to get together as one Dominica is not immune to this autoimmune disease. The whole worl has it Please give PM a break do you think he carries the virus in his back pocket because he has a butt… Please Pray don’t be like TRAMP. TRUMP….Stay connected why should Dominica be speared…..

  8. Too little too late
    March 24, 2020

    I hope they are in quarantine all now because if they are not and have to just fly from Cuba and jump to our health centers and hospitals they would be seen as a Hazzard to our health instead of doctors. Yet, if you have to wait until things fall apart to have them in quarantine for 14 days would be as good as bad. We must stop reacting and be more vigilant and proactive

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