Venezuela to donate COVID-19 detection machines to Colombia

The Bolivarian Government will donate two COVID-19 detection machines to Colombia to support the Colombian people, said President Nicolás Maduro Tuesday night.

The Venezuelan president explained that the machines will be taken out of the next cargo of supplies from the People’s Republic of China, considering that the Colombian healthcare system only has one machine to detect the virus.

“We are going to provide all the necessary support to the Colombian people, our solidarity, our helping hand; we will give our heart to the Colombian people. By saving others we save ourselves,” he stressed.

So far, the Republic of Colombia registers 906 cases and 16 deaths.

The Venezuelan president denounced that Ivan Duque’s administration is trying to divert attention away from this sanitary crisis by distorting Venezuela’s reality and fostering the U.S. empire’s criminal actions.

“The situation in Colombia is terrible. They have tried to divert public opinion in Colombia with the precipitate acts of Donald Trump’s administration against the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela,” he said.

“They release breaking news to divert the exponential growth that’s putting Colombia on a very dangerous path, especially along the border,” he stated during a Council of State at the Miraflores Presidential Palace.

Coordination against COVID-19

On March 27, Sectorial Vice President of Communication, Culture and Tourism Jorge Rodríguez informed that Venezuelan and Colombia are setting up coordination protocols to contain coronavirus along the 2,219 km (1,378 mi) long Venezuela-Colombia border and stressed that the Venezuelan government is willing to consolidate necessary coordination to reduce the propagation of this virus.

Presidential Press Office

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