Politics 12-08-2020

Venezuela denounces lack of cooperation with Colombia to control Covid-19 at the border

The Venezuelan authorities denounced the lack of health cooperation by the Colombian government to control irregular passages to Venezuelan territory in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Minister of Communication and Information of Venezuela, Jorge Rodríguez, explained that "the coordination that we have requested through the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) has been impossible, so that our borders can be better served by the Colombian Government ”.

During the usual report from the health authorities, where they announced that Venezuela adds 27,938 infections, Rodríguez explained that the South American government has exhausted all resources to protect the more than 2000 square kilometers of land border with Colombia, but they have not obtained a response effective by President Iván Duque.

In the last five months, about 77 thousand citizens have entered Venezuela through the borders with Colombia and Brazil, of which 5 thousand 740 have tested positive for Covid-19, all treated under the sanitary and epidemiological scheme that Venezuela establishes for the treatment of its nationals.

The Venezuelan authorities have reiterated on numerous occasions the call to the Colombian authorities to establish a path of dialogue, to stop the illegal entry of migrants, which has worsened in the midst of the pandemic due to the lack of medical attention in the New Granada nation. , action that represents an epidemiological risk for the Caribbean country.

In the last 24 hours, a total of 1,008 cases of community transmission of Covid-19 and 130 imported cases have been detected in Venezuela, bringing the total number of infections to 27,938.

Of this number, 19,706 are recovered and 238 people have died.

Rodríguez explained that of the active patients, 4,130 are being treated in hospitals, 3,688 in Comprehensive Diagnostic Centers (CDI) and 176 private clinics.

Venezuela has 1 million 603 thousand 217 diagnostic tests for the new coronavirus, which is equivalent to 53 thousand 441 tests per million inhabitants.

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