On March 20, 130 Cuban doctors will arrive in Venezuela to join the government’s flagship healthcare program Mission Barrio Adentro in the capital region, informed President Nicolás Maduro.

The Cuban doctors will join the efforts made by the Bolivarian Government to prevent and control coronavirus after 42 cases have been detected in the country.

President Maduro thanked the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA-TCP) and the Cuban government for all their support amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We shall continue coordinating with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), the UN, China, Cuba and Russia,” urged the Venezuelan president to the Presidential Commission in charge of addressing the emergency in Venezuela.

Cuba’s technical delegation has been in Caracas since March 15 to exchange experiences on the COVID-19 containment procedures adopted by the two Caribbean countries.

Presidential Press Office


People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations of Venezuela