Bogotá Health Minister Alejandro Gómez has announced that vaccination centers and diagnostic tests for COVID-19 will be suspended due to the uncertainty that has arisen after days of protests in the streets of the Colombian capital.
Gómez has confirmed the news on his Twitter account, in which he stated that “with great pain” he ordered “the PCR sampling points for the COVID-19 diagnosis as well as the vaccination, which we have been proud of for the past few days were to raise “.
To add that “the current conditions do not allow us to go on all day as we want,” added the city’s mayor, Claudia López, that “there is no way to ensure that the people who are working , this can go to work or that the people who need the service can get there. “
López has condemned the violence and vandalism recorded during the demonstrations that rock the country to stress that “40 percent of our system has been destroyed”, collects “El Tiempo”.
For its part, the Colombian Ministry of Health has confirmed 14,806 new cases of coronavirus, 388 deaths from the disease and 17,183 hospital discharges in patients who have managed to recover in the past 24 hours.
The total of amounts accumulated since the health crisis began, following this update of the numbers, is 2,934,611 infections, of which 2,754,940 have been recovered and 76,015 deaths.