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Venezuela suspends flights from Europe, Colombia

Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 13, 2020
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro yesterday suspended flights from Europe and Colombia for a month over concerns for coronavirus.
Nicolas Maduro
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During a live televised press conference, Maduro said the government is evaluating whether or not to suspend flights from other regions in the coming weeks.

Topics: Venezuela flight Europe Colombia

He also ordered the cancellation of public gatherings like concerts and rallies and said he does not rule out closing the borders with Colombia and Brazil.

“Beyond ideological differences, this is a real humanitarian situation and we need to coordinate between governments,” he addressed Colombian president Ivan Duque.

Speaking from the presidential palace in Caracas, Maduro said dozens of tests for suspected cases have proved negative.

“At this time, having administered tens of tests in suspicious cases, coronavirus virus hasn’t arrived in Venezuela, but we have to be prepared,” he said.