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Doubts remain over Venezuela's capacity to maintain a prolonged lockdown. Six years of recession have left most families without saving, thus forcing them to purchase food on a weekly basis rather than in bulk. Despite the lockdown, long queues, like this one in Merida City, Merida State, have been seen outside food shops as families try to stockpile what they can. Concerns also exist about virus transmission at these food stores. (Paul Dobson / Venezuelanalysis)
Doubts remain over Venezuela's capacity to maintain a prolonged lockdown. Six years of recession have left most families without saving, thus forcing them to purchase food on a weekly basis rather than in bulk. Despite the lockdown, long queues, like this one in Merida City, Merida State, have been seen outside food shops as families try to stockpile what they can. Concerns also exist about virus transmission at these food stores. (Paul Dobson / Venezuelanalysis)