The Ministry of Foreign Relations reported that the Cuban doctors who arrived in Mexico last Monday will not provide medical services to the population, and will only make recommendations regarding public policy.
“The Cuban doctors who arrived in Mexico last Monday will not provide medical services to the population, they will only make recommendations regarding public policy “, Indian.
The Mexican Foreign Ministry explains that the group of specialists “comes to share the practices that this country has to deal with the COVID crisis-19 ”. In addition, his visit represents a sample of the historical friendship that Mexico has with Cuba.
Through a statement, the agency detailed that Mexico has a broad agenda of international collaboration and cooperation in health, and they have programs to address various situations, including COVID-19, with different countries of the world, “Among which are the United States and Canada, with whom we have a close relationship.”
“China, which has supported with acquisition and donation; Spain, which has provided knowledge exchange for emergency care; the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) that established the Network of Experts on infectious agents, emerging and re-emerging diseases to update figures and experiences on the pandemic, “the statement said.
Also, there are programs with South Korea, France, Denmark, Switzerland and the European Union, the agency reported.
Cuba announced on Tuesday the shipment of medical specialists to Mexico as part of an island strategy to support other nations to face the new coronavirus, just as the regional health authorities warn that Latin America You are just a few weeks away from seeing the spikes in infection.
The Director of Epidemiology of the island, Francisco Durán, said they traveled to Mexico “10 health collaborators”, But without specifying the exact destination of these or their specialties. The announcement came a day after President López Obrador said they were in talks, Although he would only ask for Cuban support in case his health system was overwhelmed.
Mexico, Cuba’s largest Latin American neighbor, was one of the few friendly governments that in these years was not part of the cooperation programs of medical specialists that the island has with dozens of other countries.
Some 600 doctors, nurses and laboratory technicians left the emergency in the last two weeks to 15 countries, including Andorra, Italy, Venezuela or Nicaragua before the pandemic of COVD-19. Before this, thousands more were already in some 60 countries with which the island signed long-term agreements to serve poor sectors.
Cuban doctors gained fame during the Ebola outbreak in Africa in 2014 and the prestige they raised was decisive in the diplomatic approach promoted by Barack Obama that was now cut by the administration of President Donald Trump.
Just Monday, López Obrador indicated that there were talks with Cuba, but dismissed the imminent arrival.
The Pan American Health Organization reported Tuesday that the peak of the disease could reach the region in a period of three to six weeksTherefore, countries must reinforce their measures.
In Latin America and the Caribbean there are more than 33,300 infected and more than 1,200 people.
In Cuba, health authorities for their part reported that COVID-19 cases on the island reached 396 this Tuesday of which 11 people died – two the day before, including a 101-year-old woman. Among those infected is also a 55-day-old baby.
In Mexico the number of cases of people infected by COVID-19 increased to 2,785 confirmed patients, reported the Ministry of Health (SSa). The figure of fatalities increased to 141.
Mexico City tripled its contagion figures, reaching 141 new positives in one day, it already has 723 confirmed and 1,350 suspects. Follows the state of Mexico, with another significant increase in 59 new infected in just 24 hours and has 609 suspects.
Three other states showed significant upticks, Baja California with 25 new cases, Puebla 23 and Quintana Roo 20 more than the previous day.
The graph on the distribution of confirmed cases by state and by cumulative incidence rate, shows that while Mexico City and the State of Mexico lead the numbers of confirmed cases, Quintana Roo and Baja California Sur are two of the states with the highest incidence rate: 7.83 and 6.96 cases, respectively, for every 100,000 inhabitants.
José Luis Alomía, general director of Epidemiology, confirmed 346 new cases and 16 deaths in the last 24 hours. There is 7,526 suspected cases, 15,099 negative cases, and a total of 25,410 people studied in the national territory.
The over 65 years is the group of people who have had to be hospitalized the most: they exceed the number of people who only had ambulatory care, according to the graph of distribution of confirmed cases by type of patient and age group. Confirms that age is a risk factor and can lead to unfavorable evolution. Of the total number of patients, 73% is ambulatory and 27% had to be hospitalized.