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CARACAS, July 11 (Xinhua) -- The Venezuelan government on Friday prolonged the country's state of emergency for a month, the fourth time in a row, due to the COVID-19 crisis.

"In line with a decree of President Nicolas Maduro, the constitutional regime of the state of emergency is additionally prolonged for 30 days to continue the fight against the pandemic," Vice President Delcy Rodriguez told media on Friday.

The state of emergency, declared on March 13, will run through Aug. 10 in accordance with the presidential decree.

Venezuela has reported 8,803 COVID-19 cases so far, with 83 fatalities, far fewer than other Latin American neighbors like Brazil. But its cases have surged at a brisker pace recently.

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