The Colombian Ministry of Health reported a total of 91,769 confirmed cases and 3,106 deaths this Sunday, while Bogotá’s Mayor Claudia López has recommended the country’s government to return to a “strict quarantine” given these figures.
“With all due respect to the President (Iván Duque), I would recommend that he return to a strict quarantine in Colombia,” said López at a press conference that was released on his social networks.
López has stated that unless Bogotá receives 1,141 respirators in early August, the capital “must prepare for complete isolation” because the hundred of these government-supplied devices have already been used.
“We didn’t have the capacity to avoid a bigger tragedy than the one that was going on. At that moment, we knew we had to work as an accordion, open and closed when the going got tough,” said the mayor.