Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, will go back under total lockdown Wednesday, the country’s Vice President Delcy Rodríguez announced on Twitter.
Venezuela started a gradual reopening since early June, but after a rise in new coronavirus cases reported over the last several days, embattled President Nicolás Maduro announced his decision to reimpose a total lockdown on the Capital District and surrounding Miranda state, Rodriguez tweeted Tuesday.
Venezuela currently has 9,707 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, according to data collected by Maduro’s government. Of those cases, 1,970 were recorded in Caracas and the surrounding Miranda state.
The Venezuela opposition as well as international organizations have questioned the government’s ability to properly track and report Covid-19 cases.