As of Saturday night, March 14, and for 30 days, flights from the Dominican Republic and Panama are suspended, informed the Sectorial Vice President of Communication, Tourism, and Culture Jorge Rodríguez during a televised statement at the Miraflores Presidential Palace.
In representation of the Presidential Command for Control and Monitoring of COVID-19, Rodríguez explained the reason for this measure: “After the temporary suspension of flights from Europe, we have noticed that some travelers coming from some of these nations that have reported a significant peak of coronavirus cases are making stopovers to other regions, and they are travelling to Venezuela from there.”
Therefore, he stated: “That’s why the Commission has decided, upon consultations with President Nicolás Maduro, to suspend flights from the Dominican Republic and Panama for 30 days. This suspension takes effect tonight in order to further protect our people.”
Rodríguez also informed that the Venezuelan government will announce regional quarantine measures on Sunday, March 15.
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