The governor of Nueva Esparta State, Alfredo Díaz, blamed Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship for the new cases of COVID-19 detected in the State, having allowed international flights to enter despite the ban ordered by the regional government.
“All the information indicates that the first case was of a person who arrived on the island from Trinidad, which we requested be forbiden,” Diaz said in an interview Sunday night.
In this sense, he condemned Jorge Rodriguez, spokesman for the regime, for wanting to politicize the crisis generated by the pandemic.
“We do not have control of the entrance and exit at the airport, nor the permit or the safe-conduct, we know that people who work in the government have entered and left,” he said.
“From the first moment we suspended all activities. We went from court to court and closed them. Now, the responsibility is on the national government to say who are the parents of those children who allowed those trips. There is the cream of the crop the military, who use their children to reach the empire,” he added.
The governor for Acción Democrática also denounced that the regime had not met with the state’s epidemiologists until 27 days after the start of the quarantine.
“All cases have been referred to isolation wards, ICDs and hospitals. We opposed the state’s central hospital becoming an isolation center. Many of them are undergoing treatment, the first of which was discharged, although he is still in isolation.”
In this regard, he added that the Governor’s Office of Nueva Esparta reopened the respiratory care room of the hospital in Punta de Piedras to care for patients with COVID-19.
Diaz also opposed the imprisonment of the state epidemiology chief by the dictatorship, who was also arbitrarily removed from her post. “Many of the doctors are afraid of the government’s actions.”
For this reason, he urged Maduro’s dictatorship “not to continue discouraging the medical corps in Nueva Esparta State,” and asked that the government’s actions against COVID-19 be respected.