President Maduro denounces CNN’s media campaign against Venezuela

The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, denounced the media campaign promoted by the CNN television network, which tries to delegitimize the effort of the Bolivarian Government, to preserve the health of the people, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an article published this Thursday in the website, the TV network affirms that by the end of 2020 “Venezuela could register an average of 14,000 daily COVID-19 cases”.

The matrix was dismissed by the Head of State, who questioned the position of the journalists of this media for distorting the truth of Venezuela:

“If you get sick with Coronavirus in Miami, in Atlanta, in Washington, in New York, a treatment like this can cost you from 4,000 to 5,000 dollars, in Venezuela it is given totally free of charge”, he said to the social communicators of the American network.

The international ultra-right-wing network also affirmed that in the country “there is an important sub-register of both the number of cases and deaths that are made known to the public opinion”.

In contrast, President Maduro stressed that “all the data provided by the Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Control of this virus, are validated by the World Health Organization (WHO)”.

Referring to the increase of cases in the country, he exposed that, amidst the pandemic, Venezuela has gone through a phenomenon that has not been evidenced in any other country: “reverse migration”.

To date, more than 80,000 Venezuelans have entered through regular channels, while at least 50,000 have returned to the Nation through illegal zones, according to the President.

“We estimate that at least 50,000 people who entered illegally had contracted the virus abroad, which caused the infection of Venezuelan families”, he added.

Treatments guaranteed :

The Head of State and Government specified that the Bolivarian Government has one of the medicines that is saving lives in the world: Remdesivir.

He stressed that for the care of patients with moderate symptoms, a dose of at least five days of this treatment is necessary, which is equivalent to about 5,000 to 6,000 dollars in other countries, while in a patient with severe symptoms its use can be extended up to about twelve days, and can reach about 20,000 dollars.

He reiterated that, despite the persecution and blockade by the government of Donald Trump, the Venezuelan public health system has at its disposal all the kits to care for anyone affected by the disease.

“98 percent of those who have had COVID-19 have been hospitalized in the Pubic System (…), we can have the satisfaction of having saved lives”, he said.

In this sense, he assured that the numbers of infections in the country are still far below that of nations such as Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and the United States.