April 13, 2021

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Colombia: Bogota imposes harsh prison sentence to stop third wave of corona virus

About eight million people Bogota Strict imprisonment from this Saturday and at least until next Monday to prevent infection. COVID-19 In the city, Mayor Claudia Lopez announced.

“This weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, we are all going to stay home (…) Bogota Only essential measures will be taken, ”Lopez said in a video posted on Twitter.

“The third wave of epidemics has already begun and there will be a third peak, but whether we can control its negative effects depends on our behavior (…),” the mayor warned in a statement to the media. Activities may be extended to next week.

This restriction is in addition to the night curfew orders imposed by the national government in the cities of Medellin, Galle, Barranquilla and Santa Marta, which have a population of seven million, and the health system is infected with the virus.

Restrictions

Since the end of March, Colombian authorities have tightened night restrictions in an effort to prevent a new eruption. Corona virus.

However, infections and deaths COVID-19 They continue to rise, raising concerns about the impact of the recent religious holiday of Holy Week, the date of important tourist activities in Colombia.

So far, the South American country has provided at least one dose of the vaccine COVID-19 It has 2.4 million of its 50 million people.

Colombia is the second country with the highest number of cases of the corona virus Latin America . (AFP)

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