Coronavirus and the challenges for Colombia’s remote communities | COVID-19 Special


The Colombian coastal town Tumaco wasn’t prepared for the pandemic. The intensive care unit was only built AFTER COVID-19 had reached the city and infected thousands. Far from the capital Bogota, the population here has never been the focus of government decisions. Now it’s paying for the lack of health infrastructure like many other remote parts of the country. The coronavirus is riskier for indigenous communities with a lack of health services and clean water as well as high poverty rates.

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