Nicolas Maduro announcing a 30-day electricity rationing plan at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas. AFP
El Tucuco is the Yukpas' "capital" and malaria is rapidly making its presence felt here as in the rest of Venezuela — a country that could once boast of being the first to have eradicated the disease in 1961.
The arepa's surge on the world stage comes as its consumption steadily declines back home amid a punishing financial crisis worse than the U.S. Great Depression, leading an estimated 4 million people to flee.
A flight-tracking website showed that two planes left from a Russian military airport bound for Caracas on Friday, and another flight-tracking site showed that one plane left Caracas on Sunday.
The number of cured cases increased in the country to 21,061, after the recovery of 724 new cases.
The lockdown is now largely being enforced in high-risk areas while authorities have partially restored train services and domestic flights and allowed shops and manufacturing to reopen.
The shelters boast of an innovative design that had been endorsed by Sheikh Mohammed. It is the first batch under a plan for constructing 1,550 shelters for waiting bus riders set to be constructed over 3-4 years.