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More than 70,000 people have returned to Venezuela since April due to the pandemic crisis

August 3, 2020

The United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has found that from April 6th, the date on which a mandatory quarantine period was set for returnees, until April 28th, 72,517 people returned to Venezuela across land borders in July .

This was done in a report released this Sunday warning that community transmission is increasing in Venezuela, a country in an existing humanitarian crisis.

In particular, OCHA has warned that since July 6, the Venezuelan authorities have reported a higher incidence of cases through community submissions than confirmed imported cases among returnees who enter Táchira, particularly through the state of the Caribbean.

More than 70,000 people have returned to Venezuela since April due to the pandemic crisisMore than 70,000 people have returned to Venezuela since April due to the pandemic crisis

On July 28, the number of cases of community transfer accounted for 67 percent of the total number of cases, 11,121, compared to 33 percent of the imported cases, 5,450.

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