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Venezuela extends COVID-19 alert by another 30 days

June 13, 2020

The Venezuelan government has extended the alert by a further 30 days this Friday, which will allow quarantine measures to be extended across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The state of emergency of the alarm is extended” in the country “by thirty (30) days,” given the circumstances of the social order that pose a serious threat to public health and safety, “an official Decree issued by the President officially said.

The decision was made “to mitigate and eliminate the epidemic risks associated with the corona virus and its possible strains,” said the government of Nicolás Maduro.

Venezuela extends COVID-19 alert by another 30 daysVenezuela extends COVID-19 alert by another 30 days

This is the third extension declared by the government, although Venezuela has seen a relaxation of detention since June 1st. The measure was first adopted on March 13.

The alarm condition gives Maduro special powers to take measures such as the quarantine that is still in effect in Caracas, the country’s capital. Venezuela has recorded 2,814 coronavirus cases and 23 deaths since the pandemic began.