The Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez held a meeting on Saturday with representatives of the UN system and other health multilateral organizations accredited to the South American country in order to strengthen plans and coordination of preventative measures to avoid the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Rodríguez informed that “through diplomatic channels, President Nicolás Maduro sent a communication to the general director of the World Health Organization (WHO) requesting specialized technical assistance for COVID-19.”

At the Venezuelan Vice President’s Office, she pointed out that the Presidential Commission for the Prevention of COVID-19 has received important recommendations on what must be done to stop and control this pandemic.

Likewise, she thanked “the donation of test kits that should be arriving in the next days” as she assured that Venezuelan government officials “are in permanent contact to determine the medicines and supplies that the population might need.”

She said that the Venezuelan government has received information and guidelines that will be shared with the Venezuelan people in the next hours.

Rodríguez seized the opportunity to thank on behalf of Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro for the cooperation offered by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization (WHO) to the Venezuelan people and government.

She highlighted that these international organizations have been in constant communication with Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza and Health Minister Carlos Alvarado.

During her statement, the Venezuelan vice president stressed the importance of maintaining preventative measures to avoid and stop the spread of COVID-19.

Vice President’s Office


People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations of Venezuela