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Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Seek Support To Counter Coronavirus From The Cuban Govt - Falana Writes FG

Seek Support To Counter Coronavirus From The Cuban Govt - Falana Writes FG
Femi Falana

Femi Falana, a senior Nigerian lawyer, has requested the federal government to seek assistance from the Cuban government on how to counter the coronavirus outbreak in the region.

As of the virus outbreak, 59 countries are currently providing medical assistance from Cuba, according to sources.

In a letter addressed to health minister Osagie Ehanire, Falana reported that in 2017, Cuban medical professionals set records in Africa when they helped counter ebola virus disease (EVD).

He also disclosed that a Cuban drug developed called' Recombinant Human Interferon Alpha 2B' has proven to be the most powerful tool against COVID-19 so far.

Falana wrote;

 “We have confirmed that the Cuban drug known as ‘Recombinant Human Interferon Alpha 2B’ developed by Cuba has so far proved to be the most effective weapon against COVID-19. Apart from the Chinese Government which has  chosen ‘Interfron Alpha 2B’ as one of the drugs for combating COVID-19 the Italian Government has adopted it and secured the services of Cuban doctors along with Chinese experts in combating the dreaded disease. 

“The right wing Brazilian Government which had expelled Cuban doctors two years ago on ideological  grounds has been compelled to request for the assistance of Cuban medical team amidst coronavirus pandemic. Similarly, other Latin American, Caribbean and European countries are reported to have requested the Cuban drug and also help from Cuban medical professionals to fight the COVID-19 scourge.  

“In view of the foregoing, we call on you to use your good offices to confirm the efficacy of the Interfron Alpha 2B’ and recommend the same for the treatment of COVID-19.  Having regards to the selfless role of the Cuban medical professionals in eradicating the Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2017 we call  without any further delay. The health of humanity should not be sacrificed on the alter of ideological disputation.” 

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