The high vaccination rates allowed the Bolivarian government to start eliminating health restrictions from November without prompting many disease contagions or related deaths.
“Venezuela reported a record decrease in cases in the last week of December and the first week of January, a period during which only five citizens per 100,000 inhabitants were infected,” the President recalled.
Despite this, he urged citizens to continue to comply with health preventive measures since the COVID-19 case rate has increased by about 10 percent over this week due to the Omicron strain expansion.
“Although we are now more prepared than ever to fight the virus, we cannot lose risk perception to avoid unnecessary contagions,” Maduro insisted, stressing that pregnant women and senior citizens should care for themselves even more.
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