Despite the increase in cases, Venezuela lowers its guard against the coronavirus

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Despite the increase in cases, Venezuela lowers its guard against the coronavirus


17 states in the neighboring country have been placed under “more flexible” quarantine measures.



Despite the increase in cases, Venezuela lowers its guard against the coronavirus


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Despite the increase in cases, Venezuela lowers its guard against the coronavirus


Despite the growing number of positive cases of coronavirus in Venezuela, which adds 25,805 infected and 223 dead, authorities of the neighboring country began to withdraw quarantine measures on Monday.

The capital district, Caracas, as well as six states will reopen their economy starting this Monday, as confirmed by the president, Nicolás Maduro, in statements by the VTV network.

In addition, another 17 states have been placed under “more flexible” quarantine measures in the framework of measures that include weeks of reopening and closure. The Government has indicated that on Sunday about 800 new cases were registered, 337 of them in Caracas.

However, authorities have decided to leave a permanent quarantine in the municipalities near the border with Colombia, where so far 387,481 cases have been verified.

Maduro has also extended the health emergency, which was announced in mid-March, for another 30 days amid criticism from the international community on the management of the health crisis.

Maduro appealed to the Constitution of Venezuela and his legal powers as head of state to extend the state of alarm, taking “a set of measures, decisions, and truly necessary actions” against the pandemic.

Till the date, Venezuela has registered 25,805 accumulated cases and 223 deaths, after President Maduro himself has confirmed 844 new positives in the last 24 hours, of which 47 are imported, as well as eight more fatalities.

42 percent of national cases, Maduro has counted, are concentrated in Caracas, where 4,560 active cases remain active, after the recovery of 1,968 people and the death of another 44.

In that sense, the Venezuelan president has announced that as of Monday, August 10, “the 7 + 7 method” will be carried out, which consists of seven days of isolation followed by as many days of work, “with two levels of flexibility” in those places least hit by the pandemic.

With information from Europa Press.

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