Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó lHe called on citizens to mobilize in the street next Thursday, day 10, to recognize in this way the work of “health heroes”, including doctors and other health personnel, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I invite the country to mobilize with the necessary measures to take care of the pandemic. This Thursday, September 10, let us recognize in the streets the work of our health heroes,” the President of Parliament wrote on his Twitter account.
I invite the country to mobilize with the necessary measures to take care of the pandemic. This Thursday #10SepLet us recognize in the streets the work of our Health Heroes.
Venezuela remains firm. In unity, the vehicle to confront the dictatorship, we will continue fighting. pic.twitter.com/4lS2JCfJAf
– Juan Guaidó (@jguaido) September 7, 2020
Although Guaidó invited to take the “necessary measures” to avoid contagion during the mobilization, the proposal was answered by numerous netizens with rejection and calling it “irresponsible”.
There are even those who dared to predict the result of the call: “You will be tremendously surprised, no one will go to your call because they are waiting to look for food so that their children do not die of hunger. Do you understand?”
There was also no lack of clarifying voices from those who work on the front line of the pandemic: “Those of us who work in health in Venezuela today are not heroes. We are victims of a destroyed health system that neither protects us nor protects our patients. Many of us would have wanted a agreement to improve this picture of abandonment and death that we face. “
Recently, the opposition began handing out a $ 300 bond to 62,697 health professionals, who will receive it distributed in 3 months, at a rate of 100 dollars a month, from accounts that the Government of Venezuela has blocked abroad and whose access was allowed to Guaidó, recognized president by some 50 countries.
This initiative was applauded by different social and political sectors, contrary to the call for mobilization made this Monday, the same day that 1,061 new infections and eight more deaths were reported, for a total of 54,350 infected and 436 deaths due to the virus.