On Monday, May 17, a plane carrying 25 tons of medicines and supplies arrived in the Simón Bolívar International Airport from the People’s Republic of China to strengthen the protection provided to the Venezuelan people, said the Minister of People’s Power for Health, Carlos Alvarado.
«With this shipment, we have received a total of 420 tons only from China. That’s why it is important to highlight that Venezuela, to get through the blockade and secure supplies, is resorting to bilateral mechanisms,» explained Alvarado.
This new shipment includes parts to repair respirators, syringes, medicines and equipment to supply the national health system. Likewise, the Venezuelan health minister explained these supplies will be sent to those states registering the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the West, Andes and the Plains regions.
Pandemic in Venezuela
Minister Alvarado stressed that the country is still registering a high peak of over 1,000 cases per day that has remained stable in time with a slight tendency to drop in central Venezuela.
Also, Alvarado urged the Venezuelan people to comply with biosecurity measures such as social distancing, handwashing and the use of facemasks.
Noteworthily, since the pandemic broke out, Venezuela and China agreed to establish an airlift to address the contingency and protect the health of the Venezuelan people.