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Unidos doctors demand declaration of national emergency in light of delta variant of COVID-19 in six states in Venezuela

Unidos doctors demand declaration of national emergency in light of delta variant of COVID-19 in six states in Venezuela

Two doctors walk with a patient near the University Hospital of Caracas (EFE / Rayner Peña / Archive)

no ong United Doctors of Venezuela (MUV) this Tuesday asked the Nicolas Maduro regime that Declare a national emergency due to variable delta expansion SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

The Unidos Doctors Organization, through a message posted on its Twitter account, called on the Ministry of Health and the Executive Authority to do so Declare this emergency when this variant is detected, in at least six cases, although they indicated that it could have reached more areas.

They also askedThe arrival of vaccines from the Covax mechanism and the implementation of an urgent planto take care of the epidemic.

the dictator Nicolas Maduro The state of alert was declared on March 13, 2020, when the pandemic began.

United Doctors tweeted
United Doctors tweeted

very Confirmed on July 25 that there is a delta version of COVID-19 In the Caribbean country, after discovering two cases from abroad. that day, He indicated that both people were already isolated and receiving treatment.

was one of them Young athlete from central Miranda state, which includes part of the metropolitan area of ​​Caracas, which came from Turkey. The other case was a 56-year-old health worker, who also came from abroad and resides in Caracas.

So far, according to the official figures released by the system, In Venezuela, more than 4,000 people have died from COVID-19It is a disease from which they were discovered More than 335,000 cases since the beginning of the epidemic.

Various medical organizations and the opposition They questioned these numbers Considering that they were manipulated.

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Venezuela is still waiting for more than six million vaccines against COVID-19 from the Covax Mechanism, coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO), an announcement made by Nicolás Maduro on August 2, when he confirmed his arrival in the country. It will be “in the next few days,” but a month of unfulfilled promise is about to be fulfilled.

(With information from EFE)

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