Venezuelan government to hand out COVID-19 test kits

COVID-19 test kits will be handed out to the capital cities of the 23 states, and the Capital District, to detect potential infections and prevent the spread of this disease.

President Nicolás Maduro announced on Tuesday, March 10, the distribution of COVID-19 test kits and explained that 46 hospitals are undergoing upgrades to guarantee specialized health care to the Venezuelan population.

Furthermore, he informed that Venezuela has Interferon Alpha 2B antivirals, a Cuban medicine used to fight Coronavirus in China. According to the Cuban Medical Mission in Venezuela, around 3,500 patients have been saved thanks to this treatment.

Do not politicize coronavirus

The Venezuelan president urged extremist sectors to stop politicizing a delicate issue like the coronavirus to promote and cause instability.

 “There are some campaigns in the social networks that seem to be calling for the coronavirus to hit Venezuela. Right-wing sectors seem to be having a party. They have no human sense. Do not politicize such a delicate issue,” he stressed.

Maduro called on those people devoted to create anxiety among the population to join efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Presidential Press Office

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