Workers of different unions They demanded this Saturday to mark International Labor Day in Venezuela “Decent” wages and mass vaccination Among the “humanitarian crisis” and epidemics against COVID-19, there are 197,683 infections and 2,136 deaths in the country, according to official figures.
Capital District, Miranda (center), Laura (west), Tachira (west) and Julia (northwest) Dozens of workers rallied with civil society organizations and opposition politicians to express their disapproval of the current working conditions. They think it does not guarantee a quality of life.
The minimum wage in Venezuela is 0.63 cents per dollar, According to the official rate.
Workers protest with banners demanding “Decent wages”,“Labor claims“Y”Vaccines for everyone“, But they expressed their”Repressive rejection”Of the reign of Nicolas Maduro.
In Caracas, Health workers and teachers gathered in front of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) headquarters Although 880,000 drugs of this type have arrived in the country, they insisted on the need for immunization against COVID-19.
They stressed the need for priority sectors and the need to provide vaccinations without discrimination, criticizing politicians who have already been vaccinated.
In addition, Several unions issued a declaration In it they say “Recovery of the national production machine“Y”Immediate cessation of judicial action against the independence of the Federation of Workers and Trade Union Leaders”.
In the same proclamation, they demanded “Immediate cessation of climate of harassment, violence, threats, stigma and intimidation Against union organizations, their leaders, managers and allied workers. ”
In the same way, They criticized the actions taken by the administrator in economic matters They argue that they have only become more unemployment, inflation and dangerous public services.
Venezuela has been experiencing a severe economic crisis for years, with various unions and the Venezuelan opposition blaming the actions of the executive, but blaming US sanctions.
Venezuela added 1,297 COVID-19 infections and 19 deaths
Venezuelan authorities have been holding accounts for the past 24 hours 1,297 new infections of COVID-19 and 19 deaths The product of the disease, said Delcy Rodriguez, executive vice president this Friday.
“The Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Control of Govt-19 reports to the people of Venezuela that 1,297 new infections have been detected in the national territory in the last 24 hours,” Rodriguez said in a message on Twitter, providing a daily balance of cases.
With this data, Venezuela had a total of 197,683 infections and 2,136 deaths Since the onset of the epidemic a year ago.
One of them is said to have come from Mexico, and the rest is said to have been made by local contacts, with the four most contagious companies being 339 with Carpobo (center), Laura (west) with 149, 130 with Falcon (northwest), and 123 with Yaragui (center).
Of the 19 deaths, five were reported in Caracas, three in La Guerra (center), three in Sucre (northeast), two in Miranda (center), two in Barinas (west) and two in Aragua (center). , One Ansostequi and one Monacas (East).
The youngest of the dead was 35 years old.
Of the total number of victims, 179,200 have recovered, and only 16,347 cases are active, with the rest dead.
COVID-19 cases have been reported to exceed 1,000 per day for several weeks, Although the number of registered days is less than this number.
Venezuela has been using flexibility and incarceration for months It has a seven-day partial opening, followed by another seven closures. The system is used as part of the regime’s plan to reduce infections.
The administrator plans to achieve the vaccine against COVID-19 in 70% of the population this year, although accurate statistics on how this process is progressing are not currently available.
The country, with a population of about 30 million, has so far received 880,000 vaccines, 380,000 vaccines from the Russian Spotnik Institute and 500,000 vaccines from the Chinese synopsis.
(With information from EFE)