People in the Venezuelan capital Caracas reported Friday that electricity is being restored gradually in different zones of the city after a sabotage attack against the electric system of the country that took place Thursday evening.
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As the government implements actions to restore the service in the remaining areas of the country, people have chosen to go about their daily activities as usual, either by walking or taking public transport offered by the government to guarantee the citizens’ transfer to the localities closest to their homes.
Social media users reported that the system has been restored in some areas of the capital city, including Alta Vista, Altagracia, Victoria Avenue, Catia, Caricuao, Northern California, El Hatillo, El Marqués, El Paraíso, Los Ruices, The Symbols, La Vega, Montalbán, Propatria, San Bernardino and Santa Mónica.
Meanwhile, portable “electric plants have been issued to hospitals and clinics to ensure the well-being of the patients”, as Governor of the State of Miranda Hector Rodriguez stated on his Twitter account.
Other localities in the interior of the country already have service such as Tucupido and Valle de la Pascua and San Juan de los Morros, Guárico; Puerto La Cruz, Anzoátegui state; Puerto Ordaz and Ciudad Bolívar, Bolívar state; Maturín, Monagas state, and others.
The attack, that happened on Thursday evening, was carried out by extremist right-wing sectors in the country, encouraged by U.S. politicians, denounced Vice President Delcy Rodriguez in a press conference. Among these, she referred to Marco Rubio, a Republican Senator from Florida hostile to the Venezuelan government, who posted a tweet just three minutes after the blackout began.
However as a citizen said on Thursday while waiting to take a bus in La Rinconada station, “it’s the people that were mainly affected”. Both President Nicolas Maduro and many authorities have asked for the people to remain calm, ensuring that Venezuela will prevail such attacks.
"The electric war announced and directed by U.S. imperialism against our people will be defeated," President Maduro posted on his Twitter account and added "nothing and no one will be able to defeat the people of Bolivar and Chavez. Maximum unity of the patriots!".