President Maduro expresses sorrow for world situation due to COVID-19

President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro expressed his sorrow for the situation the European and North America people are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“My soul is in a great deal of pain for what’s happening in Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States,” said the Venezuelan president during a televised telephone conversation on Thursday to deploy the Local Food Supply and Production Committees (CLAPs) to guarantee food to all Venezuelans amid the pandemic.

Coronavirus has caused 830 deaths and infected 17,973 people in Spain according to the last updated data offered by the Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa.

However, Spain’s scenario “will be tougher” according to Illa, who pointed out that there will be an increase in cases because the curve is reaching its peak.

On March 19, Italy registered the highest COVID-19 death toll, surpassing the People’s Republic of China’s, with more than 3,400 people dead and more than 35,000 detected cases according to figures released by the Italian government.

Meanwhile, the number in the United States surpassed 10,000 cases on Thursday, March 19, doubling the rate in just two days as the US health authorities tighten measures to detect coronavirus cases and prevent its spread.

According to UN figures, the COVID-19 pandemic cases has reached 191,127 cases across the world, and this figure is increasing, being Europe the pandemic epicenter.

Amid this situation, President Maduro appealed to the Venezuelan people’s conscience to stay at home and prevent the spread of the virus in the country.

Earlier on Thursday, Sectorial Vice President of Communication, Culture and Tourism Jorge Rodriguez informed that Venezuela has registered 42 coronavirus patients who are isolated and attended following protocols established by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Presidential Press Office

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