MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, August 11th 2020 - 23:22 UTC

 

 

Venezuelan oil minister tests positive for Covid-19

Saturday, July 11th 2020 - 09:50 UTC
Full article
“A new battle that I will take on, clinging to God and to life,” wrote El Aissami, who is also the country’s economic vice president. “A new battle that I will take on, clinging to God and to life,” wrote El Aissami, who is also the country’s economic vice president.

Venezuelan oil minister Tareck El Aissami has tested positive for COVID-19, he said on Twitter on Friday, a day after the leader of the socialist party, Diosdado Cabello, tested positive for the virus as well.

El Aissami, named to the position this year, has been indicted in the United States on drug trafficking allegations that he denies. He said he was beginning self-isolation.

“A new battle that I will take on, clinging to God and to life,” wrote El Aissami, who is also the country’s economic vice president.

Omar Prieto, governor of western Zulia state, has also tested positive for the virus. Venezuela has reported 8,010 cases of the novel coronavirus so far, far fewer than other Latin

American neighbors like Brazil, but its cases have risen at a brisker pace in recent weeks.

Top Comments

Disclaimer & comment rules

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!