Colombia: San Andrés Is Hit Hard by Covid-19

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San Andres Island, Colombia. The Attorney General’s Office published a report showing a 776% growth in COVID cases on the San Andrés Island. In a puzzling and contradictory move, the Colombian Ministry of Health announced that passengers traveling to San Andrés and Providencia are no longer required to undergo Covid-19 testing.

A month ago, only 172 people on the island were infected with Covid-19. What changed? The resumption of commercial flights. Today, the island is going through the most critical moment since the onset of the Covid-19 crisis. “There is no morgue, there is no space for more corpses in the cemetery, there is no crematorium and infected people cannot be evacuated to the mainland due to shortage of critical care beds elsewhere in Colombia”, said Edna Rueda Abraham, a local doctor.

Source: El Tiempo

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