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Cuba donated medicine to increase Covid-19 resistance to Vietnam

Avatar of Nick John By Nick John Dec20,2023 #Covid #Cuba #Vietnam
Cuba donated medicine to increase Covid-19 resistance to Vietnam 3
Cuba donated medicine to increase Covid-19 resistance to Vietnam 3

The handover ceremony of anti-Covid-19 medicine sponsored by Cuba to Vietnam was held at the Department of Foreign Affairs (Ministry of National Defense) on the afternoon of August 5.

The drug has been used to successfully treat many patients with Covid-19 in Cuba, contributing to significantly reducing the critical rate.

`More than 80 countries have expressed their desire to buy this drug from Cuba, which proves the effectiveness of the drug in disease prevention and control,` said Ms. Lianys Torres Rivera.

Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam, Ms. Lianys Torres Rivera, presented interferon drug Alfa 2B to Vietnam on the afternoon of August 5.

According to the female ambassador, since being used in the Cuban health system three decades ago, this drug has also proven effective when used to treat a number of diseases such as hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

Developing the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry is one of Cuba’s priorities, Ms. Lianys Torres Rivera said.

In addition to donating medicine, a delegation of Cuban medical experts was sent to Vietnam to support the fight against the epidemic.

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Member of the Party Central Committee, Standing Member of the Central Military Commission, Deputy Minister of National Defense, thanked Cuba for the special affection that Cuba has for Vietnam even though the country still faces many economic difficulties.

The Deputy Minister of Defense emphasized that, as ASEAN Chair 2020 and a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2020-2021 term, Vietnam is actively demonstrating its responsibility for security issues.

Previously, Vietnam supported Cuba with 3 tons of anti-epidemic medical supplies including rapid diagnosis kits, medical masks, protective clothing… These supplies were shipped to Havana.

Hoang Thuy

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