The Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, announced on Thursday that 82 new cases of Covid-19 coronavirus were registered in the country, of which only 2 are community transmission cases and the rest (eighty cases) are of people who returned from Colombia through the sanitary check points installed by the Venezuelan state.
During a working meeting at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, President Maduro reported that one of the two community cases is a 40-year-old man from the state of Apure, municipality of San Fernando, farmer by profession. He had contact with his daughter, who had also tested positive. He is asymptomatic, in a sentinel hospital.
The other case is of a 42-year-old woman from Catia La Mar, La Guaira state. Studies of the chain of contacts are being made. She is asymptomatic and already hospitalized in a field hospital.
President Maduro indicated that Vice President Delcy Rodríguez will give more information, and reiterated that the cases of people who come from other countries are subjected to a protocol that includes a mandatory quarantine of at least 14 days. They are screened for Covid-19 when they arrive and when they leave, and if they test positive, they are treated in the municipality where they entered the country, and they stay there until they are cured.
Featured image: Thousands of Venezuelan migrants have cross the border back to Venezuela escaping the Covid-19 crisis and xenophobia in Colombia. Photo courtesy of the Mayor of Cucuta.
Translated by JRE/EF