Venezuela exceeds 8,000 cases of coronavirus

Venezuela exceeds 8,000 cases of coronavirus

The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro

Venezuela has exceeded 8,000 coronavirus cases, after registering more than 300 in the last 24 hours, an upward trend that the Government of Nicolás Maduro blames imported cases.


According to the balance sheet released by Maduro on Wednesday, on that day 315 new positives were added, of which 160 were community-transmitted and 155 imported, for a total of 8,008.

The Bolivarian leader specified that the 155 imported cases correspond to Venezuelan migrants who have returned to the country from Colombia (139), Peru (11), the Dominican Republic (4) and Chile (1), while the remaining two would have been in contact with an international traveler.

Thus, he spoke again of the “Colombian virus” that “got into the ‘trails'”, as illegal crossings on the border between the two countries are known. In addition, he even asked his vice president, Delcy Rodríguez, for explanations of the four cases imported from the Dominican Republic: “Did they come swimming?”

Thousands of the more than five million Venezuelan migrants who fled to neighboring countries due to the political, economic and humanitarian crisis in theirs have returned in recent months after restrictive measures taken to curb the virus, such as confinement, ended with their livelihoods.

As for the number of fatalities, the tenant of the Miraflores Palace indicated that three other deaths have occurred, bringing the total to 75 deaths, according to the official VTV network.

Maduro imposed a national quarantine in March, which he began to relax in June with a plan that alternates between an opening week and a confinement week. Since Monday, the confinement rules again.

Although the government blames the increase in infections upon the return of Venezuelan migrants, the opposition attributes it to a health system that had already collapsed before the pandemic due to the humanitarian crisis that Venezuela has been dragging on for years.


On the other hand, the president of the Constituent Assembly and vice-president of the ruling party, the PSUV, Diosdado Cabello, announced on Wednesday via Twitter that he was suspending his weekly program on VTV, Con el Mazo Dando, due to a “strong allergy” that forces him to rest.

“Dear comrades, dear comrades, I must report that today we will not do your @ConElMazoDando program, I owe it to you. Since yesterday I have been struggling with a strong allergy, the doctors and my family have ordered me to rest. See you next week, a hug “, wrote.

To questions from users of the social network, Cabello has specified what it is about. “An allergy that irritates my eyes a lot and becomes inflamed”, has counted the number two of ‘Chavismo’.


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