Cuban doctor collapses and dies in Dominica

(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

A 42-year-old Cuban doctor collapsed and died on Tuesday night in Dominica just hours after completing a second 14 days in quarantine.

The doctor arrived in Dominica on March 29, and after completing his 14 days quarantine was assigned to the COVID Isolation Unit at the Princess Margaret Hospital where he worked April 16-20.

Health Minister, Dr Irving McIntyre, said that after the Cuban national had completed his work schedule, he was again placed in quarantine for 14 days, “which is the normal protocol, two weeks quarantine after you have been to a COVID facility…and was due to begin work again when he suddenly collapsed”.

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Health Minister, Dr Irving McIntyre

“On behalf of the government and people of Dominica, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to the Cuban Medical Brigade in Dominica and the Cuban people as well,” Dr McIntyre said, while describing the death ‘as an unfortunate incident’.