With the advent of COVID-19, the Brigade quickly went into gear, offering their assistance to fight the spread of the virus and care for the sick. The world was so moved to see the Cubans going to the most infected part of Italy, Lombardy, to help save lives. As of May 1, over 1,450 Cuban medical personnel were fighting COVID-19 in 22 countries: Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Cape Verde, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Honduras, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa, Suriname, Togo and Venezuela.