Venezuelan vice president of communication, culture and tourism, Jorge Rodríguez, reported this Saturday night the detection of 8 new cases of people with Covid-19 coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 10 in the country.
In statements this Saturday night from the Miraflores Palace, Rodríguez indicated that 6 of the new cases are men and 2 women; 3 came from Spain, 2 acquired the infection in the United States, 1 acquired the infection in Cúcuta (Colombia) and 2 are Venezuelans who were infected by some of these people.
Four of the travelers live in the Miranda state (where Caracas is), one in Aragua state, one from Apure, one from Cojedes and a Spanish person, who is cabin crew for an airline in that country (Iberia).
Rodríguez indicated that they were detected because those who have traveled from countries such as Spain, Italy, Colombia or the United States are being summoned for evaluation, or because they have experienced some type of symptom, more than 30 coronavirus screening tests were done today alone.
Rodríguez also announced that, from this Saturday night, flights from Panama and the Dominican Republic to Venezuela are suspended for 30 days, because some travelers who come from European countries triangulated or stopped in those two countries to reach Venezuela. The ban takes effect this Saturday at midnight.
Translated by JRE/EF