The Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, reported this Friday that on Sunday April 26 the quarantine will be relaxed, so that children and young people can leave their homes, taking preventive and sanitary measures. This will be allowed between 9 in the morning and 6 in the afternoon, and will also be applied next Monday, April 27 to people over 65, between 10 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. It will not apply to the Nueva Esparta state, since “the contamination and contagion factors are activated and it is a very dangerous hotspot at the moment.”
In a telephone interview broadcast by Venezolana de Televisión, the Venezuelan head of state indicated that a time slot will be opened “so that children up to 14 years old can leave home, from nine in the morning until six in the afternoon, keeping social distance, with masks and an adult.” He noted that they will be able to walk a kilometer around the home respecting all social distancing guidelines, including the ban of gatherings.
Parks and squares will not be open, said the President.
He called on all the communal councils, Integral Defense Units, Clap street leaders and community leaders to supervise so that preventive measures are carried out properly.
He pointed out that if this experiment is successful, he does not rule out that it can be repeated in the future.
Translated by JRE/EF