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Cuba evacuates over 2,000 citizens amid coronavirus

Cubans from 15 countries returned home, says foreign minister

Beyza Binnur Dönmez   | 27.04.2020
Cuba evacuates over 2,000 citizens amid coronavirus FILE PHOTO

ANKARA 

Cuba has brought back more than 2,000 citizens from 15 countries amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Caribbean nation's foreign minister said on Monday. 

"In the midst of a complex international epidemiological situation, more than 2,000 Cubans have returned to the national territory from 15 countries," Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said on Twitter, thanking the efforts of the Cuban authorities and their counterparts in the countries involved.

Rodriguez emphasized that Cuba's Consulates "provide timely information to their nationals abroad, keep track of the situation of stranded compatriots in different countries and [provide] support as much as possible."

Cuba has nearly 1,400 cases and 54 fatalities from the, according to the running tally of US-based Johns Hopkins University. More than 500 coronavirus patients have also recovered in the country.

Cuban medical experts have so far travelled to more than 20 countries to provide COVID-19 assistance.

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