• Live
    • Audio Only
  • google plus
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Photo taken on Sept. 30, 2019 shows Peru's President, Martin Vizcarra, speaking during a message to the nation, in Lima, Peru

    Photo taken on Sept. 30, 2019 shows Peru's President, Martin Vizcarra, speaking during a message to the nation, in Lima, Peru

Published 6 March 2020
Opinion

Colombian Health authorities confirm the first case of Covid-19 in the country this Friday.

The Colombian Ministry of Health reported on Friday the first case of coronavirus in the country. The patient is a 19-year-old girl who claims to have been in Italy, so it is an imported case and not native to the South American country.

RELATED:
 2,241 New Cases of COVID-19 Worldwide, Total Now 95,333

The woman presented the characteristic symptoms and went to a private health center where tests were carried out that tested positive for the virus. Therefore, he was isolated in Bogotá and proceeded to his constant evaluation.

The National Institute of Health announced the positive result, which puts the Health Promoting Entities (EPS), Health Services Provider Institute (IPS), and private health systems on alert.

This week, Colombian Health Minister Fernando Ruíz Gómez declared that the country was prepared before the arrival of Covid-19, with the relevant health protocols.

Also, the president of Peru, Martín Vizcarra, confirmed on Friday the first case of the new coronavirus in the country. 

"The first case of #Coronavirus in our country has been identified, and the person is receiving all the comprehensive care that is required. The security protocols are already activated with adequate spaces, specialists, and medicines."

The president said that this case corresponds to a 25-year-old who was a few weeks ago in Spain, France, and the Czech Republic. The patient is isolated and stable under medical supervision. 

"We have arranged, through the Ministry of Health, the corresponding measures to have comprehensive care," he added.

Comment
0
Comments
Post with no comments.