The different regional governments have issued instructions to maintain biosafety measures and compliance with the rules to comply with social and collective quarantine in a radical way in order to cut the chain of contagions of covid-19, especially in the face of the existence of the Brazilian variants P1 and P2.
In the capital of Yaracuyana, San Felipe, with total respect for the established norms, police and military authorities were deployed in the streets, ensuring compliance with people and merchants aware of the need to take better care of themselves for the good of all.
The commercial area of San Felipe began activities at 8 in the morning with most of the commercial premises closed, because this week it is only allowed to open until 4 in the afternoon to businesses related to food processing and sales, supply stores agricultural, spare parts distributors and workshops.
Pharmacies can open their stores until 4 in the afternoon, but they can continue to sell the rest of the day and night through their external ticket offices. Restaurants and fast food outlets will only be able to sell at home until 6 in the afternoon.
Public transport worked this Monday until 3 in the afternoon and so it will be during the rest of the radical week.
José Escalona, owner of a supply located in the commercial area of San Felipe, expressed his agreement with the extension of the radical week to contain the spread of covid-19. In their business they contribute to the health safety protocols by forcing all employees and those who enter the premises to wear face masks, in addition, before the alcohol hand disinfection that is applied to all. "It is necessary that we take care of ourselves and we must all collaborate, it depends on this that we manage to get out of it well," Escalona stressed.
For his part, Juriar Castillo, who bought some food products in a local in the center of San Felipe, mentioned that if everyone complies with the security measures, the covid-19 does not have to advance. “It depends on all of us that we can give this disease a haven. In my house, and when we go out more, we are maniacal with biosecurity measures, but it is necessary that we be like that for the good of all, "he said.
To ensure that security protocols and established schedules are complied with, military and police personnel remain in the streets, ensuring the safety of all.
Refine security actions for containment in Carora
In Lara state, representatives of citizen security organizations met to refine operational strategies in the application of surveillance and execution of biosafety measures in the face of the widespread radical quarantine to prevent the spread of the Brazilian variant P1 and P2.
Lieutenant colonel, William Bastidas, commander of Detachment No. 122 of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB), in the Pedro León Torres municipality (Carora), reported that it was a coordination meeting, in order to specify the aspects of operability in the application of the awareness plan, surveillance and execution of measures for the control and containment of contagions by covid 19.
The head of the GNB in Torres indicated that, this Monday, April 5, they managed to establish joint control and monitoring actions to the representatives of the Torrense Bolivarian Mayor's Office, local legislative branch, Prefecture, Bolivarian National Police (PNB), Scientific Research Center , Criminal and Criminalistics (Cicpc), firefighters, militiamen, the Conas and officials of the Municipal Prosecutor's Office and Courts.
It was agreed to deepen joint deployments in the 17 parishes that make up the jurisdiction, which shares a border with the state of Zulia due to the suspicion of the presence of the Brazilian variant of covid 19, which is much more contagious and deadly.
He also indicated that mass dissemination campaigns will be developed for the prevention and alert to the entire population. Sanctioning actions will also be carried out to enforce decrees already issued at all levels of government to enforce prevention standards, Bastidas specified.
In Bolívar, border controls will be reinforced
The governor of Bolívar, Justo Noguera Pietri, reported that border controls and epidemiological care will be strengthened on the border with Colombia and Brazil.
Noguera, stressed that the entity fully complies with the radical quarantine measure, absolutely and severely, with strict requirements of the non-circulation of public transport and vehicles, as well as passers-by after 1:00 in the afternoon, with the exception of prioritized sectors that have the required documentation. He also assured that the security forces are active to ensure proper compliance with the rules.
“We must have the maximum responsibility as good citizens, in case of presenting symptoms, it costs us nothing to go to the nearest health center. Let us take care of life, both ours and that of our loved ones, ”said the regional president.
He recalled that the crossings between municipalities remain closed, as well as the bridges: Angostura de Ciudad Bolívar and Orinoquia de Puerto Ordaz, they only allow entry for the food, fuel, gas, health sectors, and to enter the PDR test.
The governor asserted that the state's health centers are suitable for any case that arises. “We have all the necessary equipment, both in medical personnel and in high-tech equipment and medicines, in such a way that those affected are cared for as they should and counteract this scourge that affects our country. Let's maintain preventive measures to protect health ”.
Containment barriers are being reinforced in Trujillo
Trujillo state governor Henry Rangel Silva expressed the need to tighten security measures to minimize the spread of covid-19 in the state; For this reason, he asked the security organizations to reinforce the containment barriers, in order to avoid the movement from one municipality to another.
“I instructed my entire government team to strengthen the control, access, transit, food sale measures, and especially the commercial area, and I ordered the Secretary of Government to once again so that today's deployment (Monday) was effective and efficient in the entity and thus deepen the control of the movement of people, "he said.
During the special program broadcast by the Paisana 92.5 fm station, Rangel Silva said that as announced by the President of the Republic Nicolás Maduro in the state of Trujillo, the first case of the Brazilian variant had already been registered.
“It is a strain that eats the person in eight days and does not give them a chance of anything and if it is neglected faster; what to do, well, there are precisely some recommendations and it is that whoever feels bad should not hide, but should contact the health area at once to be treated ”, he said.
In this sense, he urged the population to report a suspected case of coronavirus near his residence in order to take measures and prevent contagion.
2.500 Fanb staff deployed
For his part, the director of citizen security of the State Government, G / D Francisco Briceño highlighted that 2 officials of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (Fanb), security and prevention agencies and the Ministry of National Commerce remain deployed in the Trujillo territory, especially maintaining the control and displacement of citizens, as well as compliance with the prioritized sectors.
“Coordination was made to close shops on one or two avenues, for example in the Valera municipality (…) where we have six citizen service points. It is important to inform that according to the schedule made with various sectors, various shops and streets will be closed daily, with the exception of pharmacies, ”he explained.
In this sense, Briceño affirmed that these closure measures will be applied in the municipalities with the highest population density and shops for the sale of food, such as: Valera, Trujillo (capital), Pampán (Monay), Pampanito, Motatán, Carvajal, Boconó, Sucre and Bolívar.
"It is the most expeditious way to minimize the flow of people in the centers of the capital cities of the municipalities where there is a greater population density and greater economic activity," he said.
With information from the correspondents: Carlos Vielma / Carmen Luzardo / Ivannia Moreno and Rebeca Viloria