These are the most important news of this Wednesday, June 22, in Colombia and the world:
Colombia will end a health emergency due to COVID, but the pandemic continues
Good news for Colombians confirmed at 6AM the Minister of Health Fernando Ruizwho assured that next June 30 will lift the health emergency in Colombia, after two years, three months, 18 days and a great vaccination day that allowed to protect the population and reduce the disease spread.
The head of the health portfolio clarified that although the health emergency ends, the pandemic continues, so it is important to continue with biosecurity measures such as the use of face masks and the vcompulsory cradlingtaking into account that Colombia currently generates an average of 3 daily deaths from the disease.
At least 1,000 dead and 600 injured in earthquake in Afghanistan
At least 1,000 people died in the powerful earthquake that shook eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to a senior official in one of the worst-affected provinces.
“The balance reached 1,000 dead and this number increases. People dig grave after grave,” said the head of the Information and Culture service of Paktika province, Mohamad Amin Huzaifa, in a message to the press.
Gustavo Petro communicated with Venezuela to “open the borders”
Three days after his election as new president of the Colombians, Gustavo Petro surprised with a message on social networks in which he revealed that he communicated with the Venezuelan government to reopen the border.
“I have communicated with the Venezuelan government to open the borders and restore the full exercise of human rights in the border”, indicated Gustavo Petro.
Live: This is the dollar today June 22
After the triumph of Gustavo Petro on the presidential second roundthe dollar reached a maximum of 4,091.38 pesos, rising $194 on the first business day of this week, although the currency priceIt went down during the day.
This Wednesday, the dollar opens at $4,017.32 on average, which represents a fall of $9.6 compared to the Representative Market Rate, which for today’s session is located at $4,026.92.
After the first diligence that lasted more than eight hours in the main auditorium of the Virgilio Barco Library, in Bogotá, this Wednesday the second day of the hearing in which the seven members of the ancient FARC recognize war crimes and of It hurts humanity.
This Wednesday will be the second face to face between the exFARC and their victims in which the case 01opened in July 2018 by the JEPwhich investigates the hostage taking and other serious deprivations of liberty by the guerrillas.