Venezuela is preparing a “COVID traffic light” to regulate citizens’ access to public places

Venezuela is preparing a digital “traffic light” to regulate citizens’ access to some public places based on whether they are vaccinated, healthy or infected with COVID-19, the country’s President Nicolás Maduro announced this Friday .

The application would highlight the green color if the person is vaccinated, the yellow color if they are not infected with the disease, and the red color if they tested positive, Maduro explained on the Venezuelan television channel.

Venezuela is preparing a “COVID traffic light” to regulate citizens’ access to public places
Venezuela is preparing a “COVID traffic light” to regulate citizens’ access to public places

For her part, Venezuela Vice President Delcy Rodríguez stated that “once the phone has been integrated or the QR has been read, it will be possible to know if the person is positive for COVID-19 and that is where the red light will go”. out, it cannot enter the site “.

Rodríguez said that they will initially use the initiative in restaurants with the idea of ​​”normalizing” business life in the country.

In Venezuela, a country of 28 million people, 379,352 COVID-19 infections and 4,576 deaths have been recorded since the pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In addition, the Venezuelan government announced this Friday that the country has already managed to vaccinate 50 percent of its population against the disease and expects that number to reach 70 percent by the end of October.

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