Chávez has a respiratory infection, according to official communiqué
Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas said that according to the medical staff taking care of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez this condition is common in patients undergoing complicated surgeries
Reading a communique in an obligatory simultaneous radio and television address, Villegas said that according to the medical team taking care of the Venezuelan Head of State, this condition is common in patients undergoing complicated surgeries.
Doctors recommended complete rest and the adequate treatment in the coming days, the communiqué added.
Chávez underwent surgery last December 11 in Havana, Cuba, as part of his cancer treatment.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.