On February 16, it was learned that Alejandro Ordóñez, former Attorney General of the Nation and today Colombia’s Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), He was admitted to a clinic in Washington, the US capital, after catching COVID-19.
This Thursday, February 18, the diplomat was discharged after overcoming the disease and is already at home. This is what he himself reported on his social networks: “By the hand of God I returned home today to hug my family. I wish the same to those who are affected by the Covid and are treated in hospitals. Thanks to each one of you for your prayers, messages and solidarity: there is our strength ”.
“Special thanks to the doctors and health workers for their courage, professionalism and sacrifice in the midst of this pandemic, ”added the official.
On the other hand, it is important to mention that Beatriz Hernández, the wife of Alejandro Ordóñez, who also contracted coronavirus, was not hospitalized and is recovering at home in the United States.
It should be remembered that on February 9, Alejandro Ordóñez, announced through his Twitter account that he and his wife, Beatriz Hernández, had tested positive for covid-19.
“We are isolated, in good health, with the love of our family and the faith of always”said the former Attorney General of the Nation.
Ordoñez’s contagion joins that of other Colombian government officials. Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez, the Minister of Labor, Ángel Cabrera and the first lady of the Nation, María Juliana Ruiz also faced a diagnosis of covid-19. In addition, Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo died of complications from the virus.
Those close to the former prosecutor told El Espectador that he was always conscious during the days he was hospitalized. Therefore, they assured, did not need a transfer to an intermediate or intensive care unit.
The death of the defense minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo It was a great loss for his party, the Democratic Center, and for the government of Iván Duque.
For some time, Holmes Trujillo, scored among the top places in the presidential party And, according to his high political participation, within his party it was thought that he could be one of those elected to occupy major positions, up to the Presidency of the country, for which He had the support of former President Álvaro Uribe.
This support was given thanks to the fact that the minister had been working alongside Uribe for 20 years. and he had become one of his trusted men. Trujillo accompanied the former president in his government as ambassador, and at the time of forming his party, the Democratic Center.
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