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Ministry of interior of Colombia has closed the headquarters in Bogota after identifying COVID-19

The Ministry of internal Affairs of Colombia ordered the closure of its headquarters in the capital, Bogota, after it became known that the Vice-Minister of Ministry identified coronavirus, according to local radio station Caracol.

Vice Minister of internal Affairs of Colombia, Daniel Palacios on Wednesday said on Twitter that the result of his test for coronavirus was positive.

According to radio station, the decision to close the office was made on Thursday and is preventive in nature. All officials working in the building, located near the residence of the President of the country, were transferred to the remote mode of operation indefinitely. In addition, currently, it turns out, one of them was in contact with the Vice-Minister.

The interior Ministry urged people to remain calm, noting that it "took all necessary biosecurity measures aimed at the welfare and safety of its employees," according to the radio station.

The number of cases of infection with coronavirus in Colombia, has exceeded 80 thousand. According to the latest data the country registered 80 599 cases of coronavirus, recovered 33 349 people died 2 654 patient.

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