The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, announced on Wednesday that the Brazilian variant of the covid-19 has been detected in Venezuela. “We have detected in Venezuela the presence of the Brazilian variant of covid-19, it is a more contagious variant, it transmits more viral load which means it is more serious.”
From the Palace of Miraflores, the national president reported that to date Venezuela registers 10 patients with this variation 06 in Bolivar, 02 in Caracas and 02 in Miranda. “The presence of the Brazilian variant is recorded in the city of Caracas (parishes January 23 and El Junquito) and part of the state Miranda (Nova Casarapa). Also in the state of Bolivar we have detected this variant.”
Maduro noted that the first case occurred 15 days ago in the state of La Guaira, as part of Caracas and Miranda. “This person works at Maiquetía Airport, we did all the studies and the results showed that this strain is in Caracas, Miranda and La Guaira. We are doing the investigations to cut the chain of infection of this variant.”
He reported that people who have tested positive and studied all their links are already hospitalized and isolated, while explaining that special prevention measures will be taken due to the aggressiveness of this new variant.
“The presence of the Brazilian variant is recorded in the city of Caracas (parishes January 23 and El Junquito) and part of the state Miranda (Nova Casarapa). Also in the state of Bolivar we have detected this variant.”
Given this new strain of covid-19 in the country Maduro proposed to bring vaccination where this variant is detected as a special measure to consider. “We raise the protection, together with the medical brigades, we are going to cut these transmission chains of the new strain. We are advancing in prevention, we all take care of ourselves.”
In this regard, President Maduro explained that “We have been evaluating the whole issue of the evolution of covid-19, the July + 7 method and what has to do with the vaccination days.”
He also asked the Minister of Health, Carlos Alvarado and the Scientific Commission for an opinion on treatment protocols to attack this new variant of covid-19. “We have had effectiveness with the treatments, saving lives, now we need to have effective treatments for this new strain,” he stressed.
The dignitary urged to take protective measures and redouble biosecurity protocols in the country, “Because of the aggressiveness of this variant we are forced to take special measures. In the state of Bolivar we have detected 6 cases with the Brazilian strain.”
“To redouble prevention measures in public areas, at home, health measures, social distancing measures,” he urged.
“This variant has arrived and we have to cut the transmission chain for this we coordinate with the police, health, governors and mayors exceptional and special measures to detect where there may be other cases and alert the community where it is on the need to redouble prevention measures across the country until we can fully detect the impact that this strain has, ”he explained.
He ordered redoubled house-to-house visits, the incorporation of medical brigades and mass screening, “we are ready for everything,” Maduro said.
The president urged the population to beware of this new variant of the virus. “It’s worth taking care of yourself, what you neglect loses, what you care for gains health, stability, your family gains,” he expressed.
Finally, President Nicolás Maduro reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) had already been notified of the detection of this new covid-19 virus mutation in the country.