Colombia approves J&J coronavirus vaccine

Colombia has authorised the emergency use of Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine, for which has already reached an agreement to buy 9 million doses. The country has also closed deals with Pfizer Inc and BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sinovac. These purchases are complemented by additional vaccines from the World Health Organization-backed COVAX mechanism.

11 new mining companies in Colombia

In 2020, metallic mining grew by 22% and is expected to keep a positive trend this year, said Juan Camilo Nariño, president of the Colombia Mining Association (ACM). Eleven mining companies are currently exploring and producing new mining projects throughout the country. The new projects are Barrick Gold Corporation, Agnico Eagle, Fortesque Metals Group, Outcrop Minerals, High Power Exploration, Royal Road Minerals, Max resources, Libero Copper, Corporación Minera Los Cerros and JCHX Mining Managemen.