More than 200 Cuban doctors and health workers arrived in South Africa on Monday to help the fight against coronavirus, the presidency said.
South Africa has the highest number of coronavirus cases on the continent with 4,546 infections, of which 87 have been fatal.
The delegation was met by a group of South African ministers as they landed in the early hours of the morning. “217 Cuban health specialists and workers have arrived in South Africa today… to assist with the fight to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the presidency said in a statement.
They include epidemiology and public health experts, family physicians and healthcare technology engineers.
South Africa is in the final days of a strict nationwide lockdown that will be gradually eased from May 1.