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Power finally restored in Venezuela, says Information Minister

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Venezuelan on Wednesday (local time) said that the massive power outage, that led to a prolonged nationwide blackout, has been completely restored.

reported Rodriguez holding a press briefing, informing that the Venezuelan "has decided to resume work activities throughout the country", from Thursday.

He, however, added that, "School activities will remain suspended for another 24 hours."

Venezuela, which is currently in midst of a political crisis, experienced an almost total last week which left 22 out of the 23 states in the country without power.

The hit the country last Thursday, with the national alleging "sabotage" at the Guri hydroelectric power plant.

The urged people to unplug appliances and turn off lights.

"Help us to help you," he said.

Hospitals across were also adversely affected due to the blackouts. An NGO, called Doctors for Health, claimed that 13 people lost their lives due to the blackouts alone.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 20:32 IST