03/03/2021

Colombian Defense Minister Dies Due to COVID-19

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Last Sunday, the Ministry of Defense reported that Holmes Trujillo continued “with ventilatory support and antibiotic coverage.”

The Colombian Defense Minister, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, died at dawn this Tuesday due to Covid-19, family sources reported.

The brother of the Colombian official, José Renán Trujillo, confirmed the news through his Twitter account.

“It’s with deep pain that I receive the passing of my brother. He fought for his convictions and died defending them, ”he said in the tweet.

The Colombian minister was admitted to an intensive care unit at the Military Hospital of Bogotá, after it was announced on January 12th that he had been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes Covid-19.

“After being evaluated by the medical personnel of the Hospital Militar de Bogotá, it is reported that strict monitoring of his critical condition and medical care is being maintained,” the Government published in a statement on January 18.

The previous Sunday, the Ministry of Defense reported that the holder of the portfolio continued “with ventilatory support and antibiotic coverage.”

Holmes Trujillo, who was born in Cartago, in the department of Valle del Cauca, was about to turn 70 years old.