Caracas / Venezuela reported on Monday three deaths and 152 new infections by COVID-19, the worst daily balance since the first cases were known and amid the relaxation of the quarantine that the Government of Nicolás Maduro began this same day.
“Today we have to announce three deceased,” said Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, in an appearance on public television VTV.
Among the deceased is a 3-year-old boy who presented “a series of health complications,” Maduro reported.
The other two were adults: a 62-year-old woman residing in the Maracaibo municipality of the state of Zulia -west, bordering Colombia-, where the lack of confinement does not apply in view of an outbreak that started in a popular market, and a man from 51 years of the state of Miranda.
“Let’s not underestimate the coronavirus,” added the Venezuelan president, urging his collaborators to continue “in the battle against the SARS-CoV-2 virus,” which causes COVID-19.
With these numbers, the deaths in Venezuela from this disease amount to 17, while the total contagions to 1,662.
Maduro also pointed out that of the 152 infections reported this Monday, only 6 were made by community transmission, and the remaining 146 are “foreign cases”, which according to his consideration, should be noted in the computation of the countries from which these people traveled.
“Our threat is Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru,” said Maduro. “Today we have only 6 cases of community transmission and we have 146 cases from Colombia and Brazil, 146 foreign cases that were detected at the border,” he added.
“(These cases) we have them there, on the line, there on the border, we almost detected them in (the Colombian city of) Cúcuta,” he continued, despite the fact that the aforementioned locality is not within its competence, but rather that of the neighboring country. .
In this sense, the Venezuelan president insisted on his thesis that these cases should be added to the statistics of the countries of origin, Colombia and Brazil.
“I say this so that the conscience of our people is clear, we are fighting (COVID-19),” he said. (June 2, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)
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