These individuals have been in Colombia for a while for medical treatment and returned two weeks ago. Both were placed under quarantine upon arrival but started to show symptoms in the final weekend under quarantine. According to the protocols, the authorities initiated contact tracing and isolation which should be easier since both individuals were in quarantine. The contact tracing is ongoing and the family members checked. One of the patients in good health, while the other patient requires medical treatment.
The Prime Minister stated that “this only shows that we have to be extra cautious with this virus maintaining social distancing and the hygiene protocols to avoid the further spreading of the virus”.
The Prime Minister also stated that these 2 cases are in no way reason to cancel the strategic reopening of our borders. We are well aware that once the borders reopen, there will be more cases but assures that they are well prepared for this scenario.
The Prime Minister wishes the 2 patients a speedy recovery.