Venezuela returns this Monday to “radical quarantine” after registering 922 new cases in 24 hours and six deaths associated with the covid-19, announced President Nicolás Maduro.
“This August 31st, the radical quarantine begins across the country (…) quarantine is necessary to break the chains of contagion,” Nicolás Maduro told Venezuelan state television.
The return to quarantine takes place after a week of loosening of the rules that allowed banks, hardware stores, hairdressers, textiles, footwear, chemistry and mechanical workshops to operate in addition to the basic sectors, among others.
On the other hand, the Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, explained that of the 922 new confirmed cases, 825 were through community transmission and 97 were imported from Colombia, Brazil and Peru.
The Capital District, with 322 new confirmed cases, was the region of the country with the highest number of contagions, followed by the States of Miranda (178), Bolívar (48) and Nova Esparta (47).
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