Havana, July 18 (RHC)-- Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez thanked the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) for donating 800,000 syringes with needles to confront Covid-19.
The foreign minister expressed appreciation to the intergovernmental mechanism on Twitter. Mexico is its current pro chair.
"Today more than ever, CELAC's s cooperation is necessary,' wrote the head of Cuban diplomacy.
The shipment to the Caribbean nation is added to the deliveries of mechanical ventilators and vaccines to other countries contained in the strategy of this integrationist bloc to counteract the impact of the health emergency.
Cuba is experiencing the third relapse of Covid-19. On Saturday, it diagnosed 6 062 new people with the disease, while 43,569 active cases were hospitalized.
The Caribbean nation has three immunization schemes against the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which surpass the efficiency limit authorized by the World Health Organization (50 percent) to be declared vaccines.
The territory is making progress in immunizing its population, and to date, 3,282,912 people have received at least one dose.