The Presidential Commissioner for Foreign Relations, Julio Borges, blamed Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship for the deaths that occur daily from COVID-19 because the regime blocked the ingress of vaccines managed through the COVAX mechanism.
“According to the National Academy of Medicine, at the current rate of vaccination, Venezuela would take 10 years to immunize its entire population,” Borges said in a letter published on his social network accounts.
The Presidential Commissioner added that for Maduro wasn’t enough to block the vaccines of the COVAX mechanism, but he also lied to Venezuelans about the alleged purchase of Sputnik vaccines.
“We demand that the dictatorship accelerate the arrival of vaccines. It is necessary for the regime to stop blocking a type of vaccine and put aside its political agenda,” he said.
Furthermore, Borges said that “the Venezuelan people urgently need vaccines, every day that passes without them, there are more deaths.”