Controls against covid-19 tighten in Barinas and Yaracuy

Activation of medical and civic-military brigades set the tone

Given the increase in cases of contagion of covid-19 caused by the appearance of its Brazilian variant, Venezuela is in radical quarantine. On March 30, the number of infected reached 1.206, so the national Executive and regional authorities redouble their efforts to contain the deadly virus.


The heads of the different security agencies of the state of Barinas and the Ministry of Popular Power for Health held a meeting to articulate strategies that allow tightening health controls, in order to prevent the spread of covid-19, before the arrival of the Brazilian variant to the country.

The meeting took place this Wednesday and was led by Dr. Nellys Molina; regional director of health and the G / B Leonardo Vinci Bonetto; Commander of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) in the Llanera entity.

Molina explained that civic-military brigades will be activated in the commerce, transportation and food sectors with the aim of supervising compliance with preventive measures in the fight against the coronavirus.

He pointed out that they will work hand in hand with the security agencies to guarantee the disinfection of public transport units, commercial establishments, as well as the mandatory use of masks and social distancing.

“We are concerned about the lack of public awareness, which is why we are going to intensify the actions and biosafety controls to guarantee the health of the Barinese. We ask for solidarity and help to all the people because covid-19 is not a game, "he declared.

He highlighted that the 17 Comprehensive Community Health Areas remain deployed with the Early Detection and Prevention Brigades against covid-19, carrying out rapid tests and attending to the cases that have been registered in the Barinese territory.


This Wednesday in several communities of San Felipe, Yaracuy state, special covid-19 screening days were held simultaneously to counteract the increase in cases that have been registered in recent days in the entity.

During this week, special operations were carried out in the San Felipe communities with the support of doctors from the Cuban Medical Mission, the Activation Networks and Sociopolitical Articulation (RAAS), the Popular Prevention Brigades, the Yaracuy Health Corporation (Corposalud) and the neighbors themselves, with whom each of the visits was coordinated.

The mayor of the jurisdiction, Rogger Daza, explained this Wednesday that over three days more than 750 families were visited in the communities of San Antonio, Andrés Eloy Blanco and La Ascensión, where medical investigations were carried out on more than 2.500 people. applied 133 rapid covid-19 discard tests (PDR) and 115 PCR, which are more complete tests.

Doctors made general medical check-ups to children, adults, the elderly and people with disabilities, to verify their health conditions. When they detect a person with a suspicious symptom of covid-19, they immediately apply a PDR to rule out or confirm the presence of the coronavirus and take the appropriate actions.

Daza said that during the remainder of Easter the medical inspections will be suspended to respect the strict radical quarantine that for four days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), will deepen restrictions and prohibit the transit of people and vehicles throughout the day .

Next Monday, April 5, activities will resume, including community screening days, the mayor stressed.

With information from correspondents Naiyelis Garcés and Carlos Vielma



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