Bolivarian Government confirms first two coronavirus cases in Venezuela

Two coronavirus (CONVID-19) cases have been confirmed in Venezuela early Friday morning, said the Venezuelan Vice Minister Delcy Rodríguez during a cabinet meeting held at the Miraflores Presidential Palace.

Two Venezuelans, “one 41-year-old woman who was recently traveling in the United States, Italy and Spain and a 52-year-old citizen who was traveling in Spain. They both live in Miranda state,” informed Rodríguez.

The Venezuelan vice president explained that the two cases have been put in quarantine, and that they have determined these citizens’ chain of direct contacts and are tracking down the chain of indirect contacts.

Rodríguez asked all the passengers who came from an Iberia flight 6673 on March 5 and 8 to put themselves under preventive quarantine to avoid the spread of the virus.

She also urged citizens to comply with the measures that have been implemented with discipline and responsibility.

COVID-19, declared pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), has spread to 118 countries, where more than 100,000 cases have been reported.

Presidential Press Office

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