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Colombia exceeds 15,000 affected by COVID-19, and Duque asks “not to run” to resume transportation

May 18, 2020

Colombia confirmed 15,574 cases of contagion and 574 deaths from the new coronavirus pandemic this Sunday, while the country’s president, Iván Duque, advocated not running when the personal education system reopens and transportation nationwide.

Duque, in his regular appearance to take stock of the pandemic situation, said the Ministry of Health would publish the decision to reopen schools and air and land transportation in Colombia in the next few days.

“We haven’t set a date to allow national flights and transports between municipalities. The indicators give us hope, but we can’t walk, especially if we need discipline and protocols at all levels,” he said.

Colombia exceeds 15,000 affected by COVID-19, and Duque asks “not to run” to resume transportation
Colombia exceeds 15,000 affected by COVID-19, and Duque asks “not to run” to resume transportation

The Colombian Ministry of Health confirmed 635 new cases of the new coronavirus and 12 more deaths this Sunday. Bogotá, the capital, the epicenter of the pandemic in the coffee country, has 5,283 registered infections.