The Cuban government has agreed to assist Ghana with a medical brigade made up of specialist doctors, nurses and medicines to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) if Ghana makes a formal request in that direction.

This follows an intervention by the African Union (AU) Commission through its Deputy Chairperson, Mr. Kwesi Quartey, on behalf of Ghana.

The commission is, therefore, encouraging the Government of Ghana to put in a formal request to the Cuban government to that effect.

Mr. Quartey made this known in a letter of commendation signed by him and dated March 30, 2020 to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on efforts he had put in so far against the disease.

The letter stated that the seriousness with which the President was addressing the COVID-19 challenge was impressive and heartwarming.

“Ghana can seek decisive help from friendly nations which have been through similar trails such as China. We can equally learn from Cuba and the Cuban Biotechnological Institute which has developed medicines such as Interferon 25 and co-produced by virtue of a joint venture with China for the treatment of persons infected,” the letter counselled.

Ghana, as of Wednesday, April 1, had a total of 195 confirmed cases with five deaths.