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Venezuela government and opposition agree to seek funds to combat COVID-19
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Venezuela government and opposition agree to seek funds to combat COVID-19

The Venezuelan government announced an initiative Tuesday to fund a stronger COVID-19 response. The government has come to an agreement with the opposition to support the initiative together in the hopes of convincing the majority of the Venezuelan people to participate.

The initiative looks to gather funds to expand testing capabilities. The purpose is to identify cases of COVID-19 and be able to prevent it from spreading by isolating people who are infected. In addition, they hope to be able to treat and cure more people now that they will have the capabilities to know who is injured.

They are still looking for funding but are hopeful that because they have come together it will be easier to find funding. Finally, they urge the Venezuelan people to get tested and be safe regardless of political party affiliation.

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