JOHANNESBURG

Another 39 Cuban healthcare workers have arrived in Mozambique to help bolster treatment at COVID-19 isolation centers in the country, a top official said.

On Tuesday, local newspaper Noticias quoted the Health Ministry official, Zacarias Zindonga, saying his country had health cooperation agreements with Cuba.

The countries cooperate in the promotion of health education and research.

Zindonga said the government had requested the 39 Cuban health workers who will now join 14 others who arrived in the East African country in January.

The Cuban ambassador to Mozambique, Pavel Diaz Hernandez, said the health workers had arrived at a critical time in the country when more than 2.6 million people worldwide have died from the virus, and 120 million are infected.

Mozambique has confirmed 64,929 virus cases so far, with 732 deaths and over 50,000 recoveries.

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