Colombia’s Minister of Defense in intensive care with coronavirus

Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo was admitted to a hospital after feeling unwell. During the weekend, the clinical condition of the 69-year diplomat and close political ally of President Duque worsened to the extent that on Monday the Presidency confirmed that the Minister is receiving “permanent medical attention in the critical care area, due to acute respiratory infection and viral pneumonia.” General Luis Fernando Navarro, Commander of the Armed Forces has assumed the role of interim Minister of Defense while Holmes Trujillo continues to receive treatment.

Source: The City Paper Bogotá