The public authority said on Tuesday,
“Colombia’s Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo has passed on from viral pneumonia identified with COVID-19“
Trujillo was accounted for tainted with Covid recently and was moved to an emergency unit. He passed on in the military clinic in Bogota matured 69.
“The demise of Carlos Holmes fills me with torment,” an obviously moved President Ivan Duque said. “Colombia has lost perhaps the best man.”
Prior to filling in as guard serve, from where he facilitated military and police activities in the battle against drug dealing, unlawful furnished gatherings, illegal mining and other criminal acts, Trujillo filled in as an unfamiliar pastor in Duque’s administration.
An attorney, legislator and negotiator whose vocation crossed over 30 years, he was chairman of the city of Cali, an individual from the National Assembly which changed Colombia’s constitution in 1991. He additionally filled in as Interior Minister and Education Minister among different jobs.
“Other prominent Colombians contaminated with Covid incorporate first woman Maria Juliana Ruiz, who tried positive in November, and Vice President Marta Lucia Ramirez, who tried positive in October.”
President Ivan Duque has not tried positive. Duque has normal Covid tests due to his significant level of openness and occupied timetable.
Colombia has revealed in excess of 2 million Covid contaminations, just as near 52,000 passings because of COVID-19, the illness it causes.