Venezuela reduces quarantine despite increase in infections

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Venezuela reduces quarantine despite increase in infections




Caracas, as well as six states of the Caribbean country, will reopen their economy starting this Monday.


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Caracas, as well as six states of the Caribbean country, will reopen their economy starting this Monday.


The Venezuelan authorities have begun this Monday to withdraw quarantine measures in the country despite the increase in cases of coronavirus, which has left 25,805 infected and 223 dead since the pandemic began.

The district of the capital, Caracas, as well as six states of the Caribbean country 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 about 800 new cases were registered on Sunday, 337 of them in Caracas.

However, the authorities have decided to leave a permanent quarantine in the municipalities near the border with Colombia, where 387,481 cases have so far 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 about the management of the health crisis.

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