Caracas governor dies of Covid-19

at 12:10 pm
Dario Vivas

New Delhi (NVI): Dario Vivas, the governor of Venezuela’s capital Caracas, yesterday died after suffering from COVID-19 for more than three weeks.

Vivas announced on July 19 that he had tested positive for coronavirus and was undergoing treatment in self-isolation.

“I report that I have tested positive for COVID-19,” Vivas tweeted at the time.

Vivas was appointed head of the Capital District in January. He was known to be a strong ally of President Nicolas Maduro.

He was the first top-level government official to die of coronavirus, although several others have tested positive, including Diosdado Cabello, the president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC).

Venezuela had reported more than 30,000 cases of COVID-19, over 250 poeple died from the pandemic in the country.