President David Granger departed Guyana for the Republic of Cuba on Tuesday morning to continue treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
He is accompanied by First Lady Sandra Granger, a brief statement from the Ministry of the Presidency read.
This is one of several visits for treatment since November 2018, when the Head of State was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer which envelopes the lymphatic system.
On October 30, 2018, the President and First Lady travelled to Cuba to facilitate his undergoing medical tests after he complained of feeling unwell. Days later, he was diagnosed with the disease.
The President has since reduced his number of public engagements.