The Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, reported on Tuesday that three new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) were reported in the country. The three cases are reportd in eastern Caracas and they are three male persons. In total, there are 36 people affected by the outbreak.
In statements broadcast by Venezolana de Televisión from the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Rodríguez also reported that the Caracas Metro will operate starting this Wednesday exclusively for people who work in priority sectors, allowed to work during quarantine, such as agri-food, health, pharmaceutical, security or the media. She reiterated that entrance to the Metro or the railway will not be allowed without masks.
This measure is in addition to the one announced this Monday by the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, who decreed the social and collective quarantine throughout the national territory, in order to stop the spread of the pandemic.
Rodríguez also reported that work meetings have been held with experts from Cuba, to establish the correct protocols for the application of Interferon alfa 2-B if required.
The Executive Vice President noted that, in addition, more than 1,000 Venezuelans from Colombia arrived in the country. In this regard, she reiterated her thanks to the World Health Organization (WHO), which will function as a mediator between the Venezuelan government and the Iván Duque government to coordinate actions to stop the spread of the coronavirus, since in both countries detected cases of the outbreak have been confirmed.
“It is a global pandemic, where all governments are called to work responsibly because we have an obligation to serve our fellow citizens,” Rodríguez emphasized after finishing the meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Prevention, Attention and Control of Coronavirus.
Translated by JRE/EF