Colombian President Ivan Duque has signed a bill approving Colombians’ vaccination against novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Duque said during a television programme – Prevention and Action: “Here, I have a bill for presidential approval that I want to sign right now, before you, because it is a very important act for the entire country.
“At this moment, the new vaccine bill for all Colombians is approved.’’
According to the president, the bill will not only allow Colombian legislation on vaccination to be updated but will also provide an opportunity for the government to make investments to purchase vaccines against COVID-19.
The president also announced that, in the first quarter of 2021, the government would start the vaccination cycle against COVID-19, saying that immunisation would be voluntary.
Colombia has recorded 1,392,133 COVID-19 cases, with 1,287,597 recoveries and 38,308 deaths.