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Colombia extends mandatory isolation until July 15 as coronavirus cases increase

June 24, 2020

Colombian President Iván Duque announced Tuesday that mandatory isolation would be extended until July 15 as a preventive measure to prevent coronavirus infection as the number of cases in the country is increasing.

“We have had to take drastic measures and we will not stop taking them as needed, so the message is that we will maintain the current conditions for mandatory preventive isolation until July 15,” Duque said on a television appearance.

The decision implies that the opening of economic sectors and the reactivation of productive life in Colombia will continue to be carried out gradually. Duque has indicated that the opening of the economy will continue depending on mayors and municipalities.

Colombia extends mandatory isolation until July 15 as coronavirus cases increaseColombia extends mandatory isolation until July 15 as coronavirus cases increase

“In communities with little disruption to COVID-19, we will give the mayors room to request pilots in restaurants, church services, and entertainment,” he said at the same time that he insisted on graduality as the basis of his decision, as spaces for reopening trade, Entertainment and outdoor spaces gradually.