This Tuesday, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro signed the extension of the state of alarm due to the new coronavirus, for 30 more days. “I am going to renew the decree for another 30 days to continue protecting our people, until beyond June,” said the head of state during a meeting from Miraflores, where he also offered the balance of the situation of the new coronavirus in the country.
Maduro sent the decree to the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) for evaluation prior to its entry into force.
The first time the state of alarm was declared, it was approved on March 13 and renewed on April 11, a mechanism aimed at developing strategies for prevention, containment and combating Covid-19.
In this new context, the president called on the entire population to discipline themselves, with conscience and in compliance with security protocols. “Social distancing in order to prevent the spread of the disease,” he said.
Earlier, Maduro reported a new case of contagion from the virus, bringing the number to 423. Of the recovered patients, he emphasized that 220 have managed to overcome the disease.
One new case confirmed on Tuesday
President Maduro, announced also the detection of one case (in Aragua) of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. He stressed that the recovery rate stands at 52%, which represents 220 patients recovered after receiving free treatment.
“After several days with 14 and 12 cases a day, today we have only one (…) We have reached 423 cases in Venezuela today, 220 cases recovered, we have carried out 525,902 tests,” he said.
However, he highlighted the importance of voluntary quarantine to keep the curve flat.
“If you relax, or your family relaxes at this point, there could be a resurgence as is happening in Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Germany. They have not controlled the first outbreak and are loosening the quarantine,” he added.
Translated and edited by JRE/EF