This Monday, the executive vice president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, reiterated that to date there are no cases of Covid-19 coronavirus in the country, while she said they have reinforced epidemiological surveillance at all access points.
“As you well know, Venezuela is one of the few countries in South America, where we happily have no occurrence of this virus, and we have taken very strict monitoring and control measures at all access points in our country (since the very begining),” she explained in a press conference in Caracas.
Rodríguez stressed that they have implemented the necessary measures both in ports, airports and at border crossing points throughout the national territory, with the purpose of evaluating those who enter the country, especially passengers from 102 nations that have reported cases.
She pointed out that travelers who enter with symptoms are subjected to home quarantine measures and through the peace quadrants and the Ministry of Health registry, epidemiological personnel make recurring visits.
Likewise, she indicated that through the Ministry for Health they distributed to all the health centers of the national public health system and also to the private health system, all the clinical protocols that should be applied in this matter.
“The Ministry for Health distributed the clinical protocol of action to all the health centers of the country, the entire national public health system and the private system, are aware of this protocol that should be applied in the matter,” she stressed.
She added that the National Scientific Council is activated in the study of this virus and they hope that the cures can be developed in order to prevent it, while noting that weekly they hold no less than two meetings to monitor the situation in cooperation with other countries.
The vice president added that they are developing educational and preventive campaigns in the field of personal hygiene to prevent the spread, and stressed that this virus has caused significant impacts on the world economy and health.
As of Monday, according to a report from the World Health Organization, 105,583 cases are reported in 102 countries, that is, 53% of the nations of the world, registering 348 cases in the Americas, of which 79 are in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.
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Translated by JRE/EF