Colombian President Iván Duque announced on Tuesday the extension of preventive isolation by another 15 days until May 25 to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the Latin American country, but with a gradual return to certain activities.
“From May 11th to 25th, we will extend mandatory preventive isolation but restore productive living space,” Duque said in a television speech in which he emphasized “responsibility” for protecting health.
“Today, more than ever, we need to be able to restore more and more productive living space, but with a responsibility to continue protecting life and health,” he said.
As of next Monday, some “industrial sectors, the wholesale trade in automobiles, furniture and other important goods” for Colombian society can resume their activities. With this in mind, the Colombian President has decided that “protocols” will be developed with the Department of Commerce and the Department of Health and that these tasks will be “reinvented”.