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Cuba sends second round of medical workers to Italy amid coronavirus outbreak

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Cuba sends second round of medical workers to Italy amid coronavirus outbreak
Doctors and nurses of Cuba's Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade are bid farewell before they travel to hard-hit Italy to help in the fight against the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, at the Central Unit of Medical Cooperation in Havana, on March 21, 2020. - Italy on Saturday shut all non-essential factories after recording another record coronavirus toll that brought its fatalities to 4,825 -- over a third of the world's total and a grim reminder that the pandemic remains out of control. (Photo by Yamil LAGE / AFP) (Photo by YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images) (Photo Source: CNN)

Cuba is sending a second medical brigade to Italy to help combat the coronavirus outbreak, according to a tweet from the Cuban foreign ministry on Sunday.

The team of 38 is leaving Cuba on Monday, according to the ministry’s statement, and includes 21 doctors, 16 nurses and one logistics coordinator, according to the statement.

The team is being sent at the request of Italian authorities, backed by Italy’s health ministry and other organizations including the Italian Red Cross, the statement said.

The first group of medical workers from Cuba has been in Italy since March 22, the statement added.

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