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Caracas mayor, 70, dies from COVID-19

14 Aug 2020, 11:30 GMT+10

CARACAS, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The mayor of Venezuela's capital Caracas, Dario Vivas, died on Thursday at the age of 70 after suffering from COVID-19 for more than three weeks.

Vivas announced on July 18 that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment in isolation.

"I report that I have tested positive for ... COVID-19," Vivas said on Twitter at the time.

Other Venezuelan officials who had tested positive for COVID-19 include Diosdado Cabello, the president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), who was recently discharged from hospital; Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami, and several governors and mayors of the South American nation.

Vivas was appointed head of the Capital District in January.

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