On Monday a team of 217 Cuban doctors arrived in South Africa at the Waterkloof airbase to assist the local health sector in its fight against the coronavirus.
The team consists of specialists in epidemiology, bio-statistics, public health and healthcare technology. Family physicians and experts have been sent to work alongside local experts.
The Cuban team has temporarily been placed in quarantine to prevent any exposure to the virus. South Africa has sent medical supplies back to Cuba via the same aircraft.
Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, announced that once the test results from the entire team have been confirmed, President Cyril Ramaphosa will formally welcome them and announce their allocations to the various provinces.
Currently South Africa has 4546 confirmed cases, 87 deaths and 1473 recoveries.