The Minister for Interior Relations, Justice and Peace, Néstor Reverol, delivered 46,500 face masks, 90 protective suits, 10,000 surgical gloves and 90 digital infrared thermometers to the 74 heads of the immigration checkpoints for the prevention of the Covid-19 coronavirus. He specified that this endowment will be distributed at land border crossing points, airports and ports, for a total of 74 migratory and border posts where 1,524 officials of the immigration police and the Administrative Service of Identification, Migration and Aliens (Saime) are deployed.
He pointed out that these officials have been instructed that people who do not wear face masks will not be allowed to enter or leave from/to Colombia and Brazil.
Disregarding reiterated claims made by Venezuelan authorities including President Nicolas Maduro, Brazilian and Colombian authorities have not opened a communications channel with Venezuelan health authorities for a matter so sensitive as public health and safety.
Both countries are among the most active subordinates of the US regime change operation against the legitimate President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. Yesterday his Chancellor, Jorge Arreaza tweeted along this line.
"Despite numerous attempts, foreign ministers of Colombia and Brazil have not answered our phone calls. We urge reflection and RESPONSIBILITY: beyond the differences, we must jointly address the threats of the #COVIDー19 to protect our peoples" #RightWingersInPower https://t.co/LoODuincQC
— Orinoco Tribune (@OrinocoTribune) March 13, 2020
The minister indicated that a special plan has been designed for the protection of the officials of the state security forces and for the prevention of Covid-19 in the quadrants of peace (security protocol) throughout the national territory.
Reverol announced that this week he will meet with the Ecumenical Council in the country to establish the protocols to deal with religious congregations.
Likewise, he informed that all the police pass to the operational control of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (Fanb) for the execution of an unified emergency action plan and active containment of the coronavirus.
Translated by JRE/EF