Twitter blocks Venezuelan Vice President Rodriguez

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Delcy Rodriguez

Twitter has blocked the accounts of Venezuelan Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez, who heads the country’s presidential commission on the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza accused the social networking service on Friday, stating that the restriction could hinder reaching infected persons in the country.

“The inhuman and reckless gesture is that Twitter restricts @DrodriguezVen and @ViceVenezuela accounts, which are the sources of information necessary for the people of Venezuela in these unforeseen circumstances,’’ Arreaza said on Twitter.

At the moment, when trying to switch to the above mentioned Twitter accounts, a notification is given that these accounts are temporarily restricted. However, Rodriguez’s English language account is still available for users.

Venezuela has so far registered 42 coronavirus cases, with six new cases confirmed over the past 24 hours.

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