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Colombia's COVID-19 cases top 2 million

Xinhua
24 Jan 2021, 14:55 GMT+10

© Provided by Xinhua | A vendor wearing a face mask waits for customers during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bogota, Colombia, Oct. 24, 2020. (Photo by Jhon Paz/Xinhua)

The Colombian government has extended health emergency till Feb. 28.

BOGOTA, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Colombia registered 15,551 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 2,002,969, said the Ministry of Health and Social Protection on Saturday.

The country reported 396 more deaths, raising the national death toll to 50,982, said the ministry.

The Colombian government has extended health emergency till Feb. 28, urging people to avoid crowds and observe safety measures to curb the spread of the virus.

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