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Cuban medical specialists arrive to help Mexico before peak

Havana, Cuba — On Tuesday, the director of epidemiology of Cuba announced they would be sending medical specialists to Mexico as part of a strategy to support other nations to face the coronavirus.

Director de Epidemiología for Cuba, Francisco Durán, said the strategy also comes at a time when regional health authorities warn that Latin America is still a few weeks away from seeing peaks of the contagion.

Durán said that “10 health collaborators” have traveled to Mexico, without specifying the exact destination. The announcement came a day after the Mexican president said they were in talks with Cuba, asking for Cuban support in case Mexico’s health system became overwhelmed.

The Pan American Health Organization reported on Tuesday that the peak of the disease could reach the region in a period of three to six weeks, so countries must reinforce their measures.