Posted by Gareth Icke Posted on 21 March 2020

Maduro Says It Costs Venezuela Triple to Buy Virus Test Kits Due to US Sanctions

The Venezuelan President highlighted that “it has cost them three times as much effort” to be able to obtain test kits for the detection of the coronavirus and different supplies, as a result of the illegal sanctions and the blockade that the United States government applies against Venezuela, which is why he demanded once again that the President of the United States, Donald Trump, lift the sanctions.

“This is a right moment to demand that President Donald Trump lift the criminal sanctions against Venezuela, for us to be able to go out and buy everything that is needed at the medical level to deal with this situation,” he said.

“It costs us three times more to go out and look for the diagnostic test kits, to have enough for this stage. But we have succeeded, and we continue to search for the successive stages that may come.”

He indicated that “in the first exchange, we went out to buy diagnostic test kits for coronavirus in the world, and international private companies said they were threatened with criminal sanctions by the United States government, which even in these cases persecutes us.”

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