Banco del Alba and Conviasa enable Cuban medical attention before Covid-19 in Caribbean countries
Through a special flight by the Venezuelan state airline Conviasa from Havana, 28 Cuban medical collaborators arrived this Thursday in Antigua and Barbuda, and 16 in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, in order to support detection, care and prevention measures and containment deployed in these Caribbean nations to confront the Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19).
The humanitarian solidarity operation is financed by the Bank of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – People’s Trade Treaty (Banalba), chaired by Raúl Li Causi, also Vce-minister for the Caribbean of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry participated in the coordination with the Cuban government to make this important collaboration with health personnel to the sister nations.
According to statistics kept by the World Health Organization, Antigua and Barbuda registers 3 confirmed cases of Covid-19, while Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has 1 infection.
On November 5, 2008, the subscription, approval and ratification of the Constitutive Agreement of Banco del Alba was adopted in Caracas by the ministerial representatives of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Republic of Cuba, the Plurinational State of Bolivia and the Republic of Nicaragua, to which Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (2011), the Commonwealth of Dominica (2012) and Antigua and Barbuda (2019) subsequently joined.