Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro reinforced on Sunday labor immobility to defend and protect all workers in the South American country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In late 2015, President Maduro endorsed the law that guaranteed labor immobility in 2016, 2017 and 2018 to ensure stability for workers in the face of economic attacks against the country.
The Venezuelan president also announced his government will deliver special bonuses through the Carnet de la Patria (Homeland Card) system to informal economy workers and workers in the private sector.
On March 17, the Bolivarian Government decreed a social quarantine and suspended all economic activities across the country as a measure to contain the spread of coronavirus.
So far, 77 COVID-19 cases have been registered in Venezuela. All the recorded cases are imported infections from other countries: Spain (21), Colombia (10), the US (3), Dominican Republic (3), Italy (3) and Peru (1).
Presidential Press Office