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Thailand highlights Cuba’s work on Covid-19 vaccines

Thailand highlights Cuba’s work on Covid-19 vaccines

Bangkok, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The influential Matichon Thai newspaper on Tuesday highlighted the results achieved by Cuba in the development of five vaccine candidates to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
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In the national language, the daily published an interview with Cuba’s Ambassador to Bangkok Hector Conde on the strategies and measures adopted by the Cuban government to protect its population from the lethal disease.

The diplomat explained that with the vaccine candidates produced by the Finlay Institute and the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Cuba is carrying out a health intervention that should finish by the end of 2021 with the immunization of the entire population.

‘Having a universal and free public healthcare system, as well as its own scientific and biopharmaceutical development programs, has allowed our country to fight against the pandemic with positive results,’ he pointed out.

Matichon referred that since the onset of the pandemic, 57 Cuban medical brigades, with almost 5,000 members, went to 40 nations and territories, a figure that increases to 76, he set out, adding those Cuban doctors who were already present in several countries.

The ambassador also explained the multiple challenges faced by Cuba due to the US blockade, which has been tightened in the midst of the pandemic.


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