Venezuela has extended the suspension of all international flights due to the coronavirus pandemic, which affects nearly 3,000 people in the Caribbean, by another 30 days this Friday.
Aviation attorney Rodolfo Ruiz announced this on the social network Twitter, stating that some priority flights are exempt from the measure, which will now be in effect until July 12.
Exceptional aircraft, cargo and mail flights, those with technical stops, humanitarian and return flights, United Nations flights and overflights are excluded.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro initially canceled flights from Europe and Colombia on March 12, but later decided to extend the measure to national and international flights in their entirety.
Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodríguez confirmed 65 new cases of coronavirus this Friday, increasing the worldwide number to 2,879 positive cases in the Latin American country, including 23 deaths.