Russia sends two planes to Cuba with humanitarian aid for the fight against Covid-19 – Prime Time Zone

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More than 1 million masks have arrived on the Caribbean island for Cubans to face the pandemic amid a surge in cases and deaths

EFE / Ernesto MastrascusaCuba registers 316,383 cases and 2,203 deaths, by Covid-19

Two planes from Havana arrived this Saturday, 24th, in Havana. Russia with 88 tons of humanitarian aid so that the Caribbean island can implement public policies against the Covid-19. Food and personal protective equipment were sent. Among the items were more than 1 million masks. The Central American country registers a worrying increase in the number of cases and deaths caused by the coronavirus. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 316,383 cases and 2,203 deaths, according to the latest data released by the Cuban government last Friday.

While Russia tries to help the allied country, the United States announced punishments through the Treasury Department in a statement that held the authorities responsible for the suppression of the demonstrations on the 11th. López-Miera is a man of confidence for the former president Raul castro, who also served for decades as minister of the FAR. The sanctions block any financial assets that López-Miera or members of the elite unit may have under the jurisdiction of the US country and prohibit people living in the US from having any relationship with them.