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Maduro says Venezuela will receive UN assistance to fight coronavirus


Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced readiness of the UN to support the government of the republic in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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According to the Venezuelan government, six new cases of coronavirus infection are being registered in the country per day, the total number of COVID-19 cases is 42.

"A few minutes ago I received a letter from the UN confirming that the United Nations system is ready to support the Venezuelan government in combating the COVID-19 virus," he said during a speech, a recording of which was published on Twitter.

According to Maduro, the country has already received from China the first batch of 4 thousand test systems that will allow 320 thousand samples to be made, and it expects to do up to 2 million tests within a week with the support of China, Cuba and the World Health Organization.

The IMF said on Wednesday that it could not consider Venezuela’s request to allocate $ 5 billion to the country to fight the coronavirus "because of problems with the authorities." The Russian Foreign Ministry called this decision hypocritical, and noted that the discussed possibility of a naval blockade of the country in the pandemic is unthinkable.

source: cronista.com