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Venezuelan doctors have warned that Carvativir’s effect on coronavirus has not been established. The treatment is derived from thyme, an herb that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine.
Maduro, who has overseen an economic collapse since taking office in 2013 and is labeled a dictator by Washington and many other Western nations, said in a tweet on Sunday that he would broadcast his daily coronavirus briefing on the Facebook account of his wife, first lady Cilia Flores.
Ante la censura y el bloqueo de Facebook a mi página, anuncio que hoy #28Mar el acostumbrado Balance Semanal de la Lucha contra el Covid-19, será transmitido por la Página Facebook: “ConCiliaFlores”, y también en mis cuentas de Instagram, YouTube y Twitter. ¡No Nos Callarán! pic.twitter.com/NrEZgjtvPm
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) March 28, 2021
The South American country has reported 155,663 cases of the novel coronavirus and 1,555 deaths. Those figures are below the levels of many regional peers, but the country’s political opposition says the true number of cases is likely far higher due to a lack of testing.