Twitter Blocks Accounts of Venezuelan Vice-President Who Deals With Combating COVID-19

MOSCOW, March 20, 2020 (Sputnik) – Twitter blocked accounts of Venezuelan Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez, who heads the presidential commission on the fight against the spread of COVID-19, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has said.

“Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez leads the presidential commission against COVID-19. The inhuman and reckless gesture is that Twitter restricts @DrodriguezVen and @ViceVenezuela accounts, which are the sources of information necessary for the people of Venezuela in these unforeseen circumstances,” Arreaza said on Twitter.

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Britain’s Prince Charles looks at a display of alliums during a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in London, Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

At the moment, when trying to switch to the above mentioned Twitter accounts, a notification is given that these accounts are temporarily restricted. However, Rodriguez’s English language account is still available for users.

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Venezuela has so far registered 42 coronavirus cases, with six new cases confirmed over the past 24 hours.

The World Health Organisation declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11. More than 244,000 people have been infected worldwide, with over 10,000 fatalities, according to John Hopkins University.



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