The dictator of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, said on Tuesday that it feared that the new coronavirus strain that appeared in the United Kingdom could enter the Caribbean nation through its neighbor Columbia, with which it has more than 2,000 kilometers of border.
“The virus did not reach the United Kingdom in Venezuela and we will do everything possible to prevent it from entering, but you know that there is a border with Colombia (…), you can enter us through Colombia, across the border, the virus in the United Kingdom “, said Maduro during an act with police broadcast on public television VTV.
“We have to take care of Colombia, because that’s where all the evil that comes to Venezuela from the Colombian oligarchy comes from,” he added.
Maduro also said, citing a scientific study from which he did not provide more data, that the new mutation in the SARS-VOC-2 virus, which causes covid-19, “it sticks (stretches) faster” and “it is more virulent“.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that there is no evidence that the new strain causes more serious infections or cancels available diagnostic tests and vaccines, although he acknowledged that he appears to be a the most contagious mutation.
“We need to prepare,” Maduro insisted, urging Interior Minister Carmen Melendez to “scientifically” explain to the country the “health” health problems the new coronavirus mutation could cause.
In late May, Maduro accused the Iván Duque government of allegedly “intentional infection“Of the thousands of Venezuelans who returned to their country because of the crisis that caused the pandemic in Colombia and other nations in the region.
Then the Venezuelan regime denounced this a good number of these returnees have done so through illegal steps, without being quarantined and without being tested to rule out the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, a situation that has increased the number of cases in the country.
“It continues to come, fleeing the famine in Colombia, the need, the persecution, the xenophobia of Iván Duque,” the Venezuelan leader continued.
APPROXIMATELY 111,000 COUNT
Maduro also reported that 315 new SARS-CoV-2 infections were detected in Venezuela in the last 24 hours, as the total number of cases increased to 110,828.
Similarly, he indicated that 13 of the cases reported on Tuesday were of “imported” origin, as his Executive calls those of migrants returning infected in the country.
In addition, Maduro reported that four other Venezuelans died of covid-19-related causes, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease in the Caribbean to 997.
(With information from EFE)
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