Colombia to refuse coronavirus vaccines for undocumented immigrants

December 29, 2020

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A woman is shown seated at a table with her hands crossed and wearing a face mask with a magnet of Santa Claus on the refrigerator in the background.

Venezuelan migrant Yaquelin Timaure is seen reflected on a mirror at her home in Bogotá, Colombia, Dec. 21, 2020.

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Colombian President Iván Duque says his administration will not provide vaccines for undocumented immigrants in the country. It's estimated more than 1 million people from Venezuela are living in Colombia without authorization. And, China is building a southern wall along its border with Myanmar, which is struggling to control the spread of COVID-19. Also, Russia on Monday updated its coronavirus fatality numbers, showing the death toll is more than three times higher than previously reported.


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