Coronavirus: Venezuela confirms its first two cases

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Delcy Rodríguez.

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Delcy Rodríguez.

The coronavirus is already in Venezuela.

Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez reported this Friday that “two cases of coronavirus were confirmed” in the country and requested the preventive quarantine for all travelers who shared a flight from Madrid, Spain, with those infected on March 5 and 8.

“In the early hours of today, two cases of coronavirus in Venezuela were confirmed through the tests that exist in this regard. Two Venezuelan citizens: one of 41 years recently traveling in the United States, Italy and Spain and another case of a Venezuelan 52-year-old from Spain, “Rodríguez said in an appearance on public television.

Venezuela is the last country in the region to join the list of those affected by the coronavirus, after Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Paraguay and Cuba.

The first “Latin American” case of covid-19 was recorded in Brazil on February 26, followed by Mexico two days later.

The first death, meanwhile, was recorded in Argentina on March 7: a 64-year-old man, a resident of Buenos Aires, who had returned in late February from a trip to Europe.

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