Colombia prolongs isolation due to Covid-19 to November

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, in March, Colombia accumulates 1’041.935 cases of Covid-19 with 30.753 deaths.

The Government of Colombia announced that the selective isolation applied to contain the cases of Covid-19 will be until November 30.

The Ministry of Health reported that Colombian President Iván Duque «announced the extension of selective isolation with responsible individual distancing until November 30, maintaining current conditions.»

«I have instructed (the) Minister of Health (Fernando Ruiz) after having listened to all the experts, the comments of the Ministry so that we issue a decree as of November 1, extending Selective Isolation, Distancing and Responsibility until November 30 Individual, that is, maintaining the validity of the current conditions «, declared Duque.

Under the selective isolation scheme, which has been in force since last September, people must wear masks and respect social distancing, to avoid crowds, although several rules are relaxed to be on the streets.

These regulations are intended to reactivate the economy, which was affected during the months that a mandatory quarantine was implemented that sought to prevent the spread of contagion of the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

The Colombian Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday that during the last 24 hours it counted 8.717 new infections of Covid-19 and 188 deaths.

Since the coronavirus pandemic began last March, the South American country has accumulated 1’041.935 people infected with Covid-19 with 30.753 deaths.

Source: Telesur

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