ANKARA

After sending medical professionals to 19 countries in a short period of time, Cuba stood out as one of the few countries to lead the global fight against the novel coronavirus.

Qatar on Wednesday became the latest country the Caribbean nation has extended help after Cuban doctors and nurses arrived in the Gulf nation.

“A brigade of Cuban health professionals arrived in Qatar to support the fight against COVID-19,” Cuba’s Health Ministry announced in a statement.

The ministry underlined that Cuban doctors and nurses “will begin their work after a short period of quarantine.”

Referring to the cooperation with

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