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Colombia's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 24,000

20 Sep 2020, 14:51 GMT+10

BOGOTA, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Colombia reported 186 deaths from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, taking its national death toll to 24,039, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.

Meanwhile, 7,927 new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the nationwide tally to 758,398, the ministry said.

A total of 627,685 patients have so far recovered from the disease, it added.

Colombian President Ivan Duque announced on Saturday the reopening of international flights in the country after five months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Office of the President said in a statement that to enter Colombia after Sept. 30, it will be mandatory to submit a negative COVID-19 test result within 96 hours before the flight.

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