The head of Government of the Capital District of Caracas, Darío Vivas, died this Thursday a victim of the disease caused by COVID-19, a month after he announced that he had tested positive, as local media have pointed out.
It was the attorney general of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, who initially echoed the news of the death of Vivas, who was also a deputy in the National Assembly between 2010 and 2017.
“It is with deep regret that we receive the unfortunate news of the death of good friend Darío Vivas: a full-fledged revolutionary with whom we have shared, since the 1980s in the streets of Caracas, courageous struggles in defense of the people and the homeland,” he said in his twitter account.
That same year, Vivas was one of the leaders of the Venezuelan ruling party to suffer the sanctions from Washington, after the White House government immobilized its assets in the United States.
The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, has also expressed his condolences for the death of Vivas, who was 70 years old to date.
“An immense sadness fills our hearts for the physical departure of a great brother of life, Darío Vivas. A full-fledged revolutionary who was at the forefront of a thousand battles and struggles alongside the people. A big hug to his family and friends”, Has expressed.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, several leaders of the Government of Venezuela have confirmed their positive tests for the new coronavirus, the last of them, the Vice President of Communication, Jorge Rodríguez, who announced that he had contracted the disease on Wednesday
Rodríguez is not the first Venezuelan high-ranking official to contract the virus. The economic vice president, Tarek El Aissami, and the president of the Constituent Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, who have already announced their recovery, as well as Luis Parra, the head of Parliament elected by ‘Chavismo’ and a part of the opposition were also infected. .
Vivas is one of the just over 250 people who have died from COVID-19 in Venezuela, which so far has added just over 29,000 cases.