“The growth of cases of coronavirus in Zulia is alarming. However, there is no certainty of how many people are contaminated because the right amount of molecular tests are not done, nor is the exact number of deaths known because the regime alters the outcomes in the death certificate,” denounced this Tuesday the First Vice President of the National Assembly, Juan Pablo Guanipa during his participation in the program Plan País, Zulia: A reality with a solution.
During his speech, Guanipa affirmed that Maduro’s dictatorship generates “false information” because “their interest is to have absolute control of the information” and not that the population be informed. In this sense, he said that only last weekend 15 people died at the University Hospital of Maracaibo and that in the region 7 doctors and 15 nurses have died, as well as instrumentalists and cases that have not been reported.
Similarly, the deputy indicated that the neglect of Zulia as a border state has influenced the figures of COVID-19. “They had three months to address the quarantine, to improve Zulia’s hospitals, the number of beds and ICU units, to increase the number of respirators and they didn’t do it. It cannot be possible that the HUM, which is supposed to be the sentinel hospital, as they say, has 8 respirators for the whole population, this is absolutely unacceptable. So there has never been the possibility of treating the population that at the time could have been foreseen.
Regarding the Las Pulgas market, he said that this is an “underworld where too many people transit” and the regime did not have the foresight to deal with the transit of people, and especially traders, from Colombia to Maracaibo. He emphasized that “they should have made a plan with the merchants of Las Pulgas so that they would have an alternative, not just close the market because by doing so the problem is transferred to other spaces.”
On the other hand, he announced that the Interim Government obtained the entry of humanitarian aid, which will come to the Zulia region especially for the attention of the health sector.
Finally, he explained that the former mayor of Cabimas and political leader, Hernán Alemán, died on Tuesday from coronavirus in Bogotá after a stay in the Intensive Care Unit “because several pathologies arose, he was already very compromised, he had problems in his heart, lungs, he was undergoing dialysis”. So he sent a hug to his family and his party.