In order to combat the effects caused by Covid-19 in Venezuela, the national government has signed the decree to extend not only the state of alarm in the country, but also quarantine, for 30 days.
The Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, announced the measure during a telephone contact with a television program and said that “today we celebrate 30 days since the first case appeared. Today there were zero cases,” when referring to contagion.
The head of state indicated that during the quarantine decreed on March 16, 175 cases have been registered in Venezuela, of which 93 are fully recovered and the rest are in permanent isolation in hospitals, diagnostic centers and private clinics, except for 9 people who insist on staying in home isolation.
He also highlighted the efforts of the People’s Republic of China, which has provided health support to prevent the spread of the pandemic in the Caribbean country.
The executive vice president, Delcy Rodríguez has reported earlier the extension of the state of alarm throughout the national territory. The measure was published this Sunday, April 12, in the Official Gazette.