Cuba Offers Drug to Treat COVID-19

Cuba has created a drug which the Spanish-speaking nation claims can treat victims of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

However, at least one Caribbean nation isn’t ready to accept the antiviral drug Interferon Alpha 2B, even as virus infections rapidly increased across the region and relief supplies were being blocked by the United States government.

According to reports, Interferon Alpha 2B has been used and been effective in treating patients infected with viruses similar to COVID-19.

But Jamaica, a close ally of Cuba, has declined an invitation to use the drug. The government claimed Interferon Alpha 2B had not received global approval and that it would continue talks about the drug with Cuba.

Meanwhile, the U.S. last month blocked COVID-19 test kits from arriving in Jamaica, according to the government.