, Jan 6 () –
The president of Colombia, Iván Duque, has warned this Wednesday that daily infections by coronavirus could reach record figures in the next eight weeks, even reaching more than 40,000 infections in one day.
“Looking at the exponential rates of infections, we have to prepare so that we have eight weeks with infections that are going to be growing exponentially because that is the trend in the world, we have to prepare to see 30,000, even 40,000 infections a day at some point “, the president has warned in an interview for Radio Guatapurí.
In this way, Duque has already warned of the probability that in the coming weeks the maximum figures for daily infections will be exceeded, which for the moment dates from the end of June, when more than 33,000 infections were registered in a single day.
However, he has valued that vaccination is “the best way” to deal with the advance of the coronavirus. “Getting vaccinated is a moral duty, it is an ethical duty, it is a duty to ourselves and to our loved ones,” he defended.
This is why it has recognized the importance of health and government authorities to continue advancing in immunization campaigns and continue applying first and second doses, as well as other booster doses.
Duque has been convinced that in this way Colombia will be able to continue to maintain its “world leadership of being in the top ten countries in managing the pandemic.”
These statements have been made on a day in which the Colombian Ministry of Health has notified 16,259 new coronavirus infections, raising the total number to more than 5.2 million infections.
Since the start of the pandemic there have been 130,140 deaths due to the virus, 40 of them deceased in the last 24 hours. For their part, vaccination campaigns have managed to immunize about 28.5 million Colombians.