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

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

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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