Venezuela: Government ramps up quarantine enforcement


The Venezuelan government has ramped up quarantine enforcement in the Catia barrio in Caracas by issuing permits that allow only one family member out at a time and only before noon, and setting up 40 checkpoints. Many residents had flouted regulations in the barrio, home to 400,000 of Venezuela's poorest inhabitants; residents reported that many families had spent weeks without running water and without receiving government handouts of food.
Writer: Mayela Armas and Corina Pons
Publication: Reuters