What we are experiencing today was not predictable for anyone at the end of last year, most economists made projections regarding the growth of the global economy, the reality that we live is that the world economy is on its knees before this pandemic and some experts They affirm that the worst has not yet passed.
So far the blow that the global economy has received is very strong, we are talking about factories that have stopped working, flights suspended from and to various countries, suspended sporting events, leagues that have decided to stop their course because of the CoronaVirus, all These actions have a direct impact on the economy.
COVID-19 in numbers.
There are already more than 130,000 cases of contagion in more than 120 countries around the world, with more than 5,000 deaths across the globe, with Asia being the continent with the highest number of infections, China has reported more than 81 thousand cases, and 3,170 deaths ; China is followed by Italy as the second country with the most diagnosed cases, about 15 thousand confirmed cases and around 1,016 deaths.
This virus has hit the world economy and most countries are expected to go into recession due to the consequences of the CoronaVirus.
In Venezuela, the first two cases of contagion with the virus have been detected and from now the effects are beginning to be felt in an economy that has been depressed for several years, these effects are felt in the drop in oil prices, since our economy It depends mainly on the sale of oil, a situation that makes us much more vulnerable.
According to President Nicolas Maduro, the price of crude oil fell from 48 or 49 dollars a barrel to 24 or 25 dollars.
"We have taken the forecasts as far as the criminal sanctions allow us (...) We demand that President Donald Trump lift the criminal sanctions so that Venezuela can go to the market to buy the kits and tests necessary to face this situation," he said.
On March 12, President Donald Trump suspended all flights to Europe and Asia, concerts, events, religious and countless public events around the world are suspended.
As I write this publication, the first cases in Venezuela are confirmed and without fear fear invades me, our fear became reality and the answer to the question that we have raised before will soon be known... This Venezuela is ready to respond to this virus? I pray to God that we are prepared and that this virus does not reach the number of infections registered in other countries.
Note: So far I leave this publication, it is really disturbing to read what is happening in the world, the case of Italy for example where people are dying faster than expected as a result of the virus, although the authorities insist that the "virus does not it is so lethal "in relation to the number of infections and deaths, it is still worrying for all of us.
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