According to the Venezuelan President, this measure is aimed at “protecting the population”.

BOGOTA, may 13. /TASS/. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday that has decided to extend the state of emergency in the country for another month to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“Today, may 12, I signed the renewal of a state of emergency for 30 days,” said Maduro, whose performance in Caracas was broadcast on state television.

According to the Venezuelan leader, this measure is aimed at “protecting the population”.

the Venezuelan government was informed about the first two cases of infection with coronavirus in the country on March 13, the same day was enacted a state of emergency. March 17, Maduro announced the decision to impose a quarantine on the entire territory of the Republic. As of may 12, in Venezuela 423 recorded cases of infection, 10 died.