UN to support Venezuela in fight against COVID-19

Venezuela will receive support from the World Health Organization (WHO) to purchase necessary supplies to fight COVID-19 after the South American country was included as a beneficiary in the UN Global Humanitarian Response Plan.

“Venezuela, a country criminally blocked by the US, is part of the group of countries that will be benefited with resources to purchase special suits, facemasks, kits for sanitation staff and tests,” stressed Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodríguez.

On Wednesday, March 25, the WHO approved $ 2 billion to contain his pandemic in nations that require special attention. The Global Humanitarian Response Plan is endorsed by the United Nations and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

At the Miraflores Presidential Palace, in Caracas, Rodríguez said that the Venezuelan authorities and UN representatives agreed to hold weekly meetings to exchange information ad assess the development of COVID-19 containment policies in the country.

The Venezuelan vice president highlighted that UN delegates ratified the preventative measures adopted by the Venezuelan Government as “right and appropriate,” and she urged the population to observe them.

Presidential Press Office

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