The Ministry of Health reported on Saturday that the number of deaths from COVID-19 in Colombia had risen to 58,685 and the total infections had increased to 2,222,018. "She's seen more things than most of us have", he said.
"It's incredible that we've got to the stage where we can be vaccinating people to protect ourselves against it".
Australia began a COVID-19 immunization campaign on Sunday, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison being among the first to receive Pfizer Inc.'s vaccine ahead of a broader national rollout on Monday. The government plans to provide coronavirus vaccines to all Australians for free by the end of October.
Donned in his Australia flag face mask and preparing for his injection, Mr Morrison said: "I'm ready to go, just like the country, ".
"This vaccination program launches us down our path out of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021".
Heading the vaccination queue was aged care resident Jane Malysiak, 85.
In multicultural Australia, the government is urging minority groups to receive a coronavirus vaccine.
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be administered through hub and spoke hospital vaccination clinics in each state and territory, and in aged care and disability care facilities across the country.
"Tomorrow our vaccination programme starts, so as a curtain-raiser today we're here making some very important points - that it's safe, that it's important, and we need to start with those who are most vulnerable and are on the front line".
The president said that the vaccines will be sent to several remote regions of the country, especially to the border departments in the Amazon, to fight the variant of COVID-19 known as P.1.
Under Phase 2A, adults aged between 50 and 69 will be eligible, along with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 18-54 other critical and high risk workers, while the rest of us will be able to get our jabs under Phase 2B later this year.
Authorities are also looking into a potential Phase 3, which would include children aged under 16 if recommended.
Facebook restricted access to Australian news content last week in response to the federal government's proposed media bargaining code.
Up to 4 million Australians are expected to be inoculated by March, with Morrison among a small group receiving the first round of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
"We would also like to thank the government and the Colombian people for the confidence that they have placed in the Sinovac vaccine", the ambassador said.