Claudia López’s warning to bogotanos before the rebound of 4,155 new infections of covid-19 in the capital


This Saturday, December 19, a new upturn in cases was registered in Bogotá. According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health, 4,155 infections occurred in the capital of the country in the last 24 hours.

The high figure caused the mayor Claudia López to speak out on her Twitter account where she warned that more measures would come to control the contagion and was concerned about the high figures.

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“We have been considerate of families and businesses this Christmas season, understanding the difficult year. But there does not seem to be a conscious and co-responsible response and the contagion grows again in a worrying way. We will have to take more careful measures “Lopez wrote.


From the Mayor’s Office of Bogotá they assure that there are no new measures taken by the president yet. However, what the mayor said could be a first warning and if the number of infected daily continues to increase, more restrictions could come for citizens.

Illustrative file photo of a crowd walking down a shopping street in San Victorino, Bogota.  Dec 5, 2020. REUTERS / Luisa Gonzalez
Illustrative file photo of a crowd walking down a shopping street in San Victorino, Bogota. Dec 5, 2020. REUTERS / Luisa Gonzalez

Regarding the occupation of intensive care beds in Bogotá, According to the Saludata portal, the occupancy is at 74%. Of the 2,210 ICU beds that the city has, 1,635 are occupied, of which 953 correspond to infections by covid-19.

ABC of the care measures established by the Bogotá Mayor’s Office for December

To reduce the risk of contagion on the most important dates of the end of the year, the District Administration, headed by Claudia López, issued Decree 276, “by means of which the voluntary individual selective isolation by the inhabitants of the city of Bogotá DC and biosecurity measures are adopted in the holiday season ”.

Does this selective isolation imply a new mandatory quarantine?

No. Individual selective isolation is voluntary, that is, it is up to each of us to do it conscientiously for 8 days to mitigate the risk of contagion by covid-19 this season as much as possible. This is especially important if you are or live with an adult over the age of 60, or if you have diabetes, hypertension or obesity.

Are family celebrations prohibited?

No. Although the recommendation is that they be virtual, it is suggested that they be only with close relatives.

Under what conditions can family reunions take place?

Make sure that the meetings are in very ventilated places and that all the assistants always have the mask. Although the ideal is that only the family nucleus with which you reside will attend, the meetings should not exceed 10 people.

What are the biosecurity measures that will govern this time?

First of all, the use of a mask is mandatory whenever you are out of your house. If you do not use it, you expose yourself to corrective sanctions established in the National Code of Security and Citizen Coexistence.

What ventilation measures should I take?

All public and private places where there is the possibility of a meeting must be permanently ventilated. Keep doors and windows open, and confirm that the places you go adhere to this practice.

Is the consumption of intoxicating drinks allowed?

Yes, as long as it is done as a complement to dishes served at the table in all gastronomic places.

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In other cases, the consumption of intoxicating beverages is prohibited in commercial establishments and open spaces, within the framework of the health emergency caused by the Coronavirus COVID-19.

Is there a time limit for this sale?

Yes. Alcohol can only be consumed in gastronomic places until 10:00 pm

How long will this restriction be?

Until the availability of ICUs is greater than 30%.

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