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09/13/2020 A group of people maintain the marked safety distances in a park in Bogotá, Colombia. SOUTH AMERICA COLOMBIA LATIN AMERICA INTERNATIONAL POLICY DANIEL GARZON HERAZO
19 Jan 2021
Colombian health authorities have registered 14,719 new cases and 373 deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, while Bogotá has announced new measures due to the lack of results in the fall of the contagion curve with the restrictions adopted so far.
In addition, 24,589 hospital discharges have been issued this Monday, which means that there are 1,754,222 patients, of the 1,923,132 cases that have been infected, who have recovered from the disease.
The figures from the Colombian Health portfolio show that COVID-19 has left 49,004 fatalities since the start of the pandemic, while there are still 114,550 cases that remain active.
In recent weeks, the local authorities of the Colombian capital have adopted different restrictions to deal with the outbreak of cases that has occurred in the city.
However, and with the tendency to increase the contagion curve and the critical situation of the health system, Bogotá has announced new measures, among which the strict quarantine that will be in force as of January 22 throughout the city and throughout the Weekend.
Throughout the city, the opening of commercial establishments that are not essential and the free movement of people who do not belong to the sectors that are exempt will be restricted.
Also, the curfew, which only applied until now in the towns of Bogotá that had quarantine by sectors, will be in force throughout the territory of the capital, from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time.
This Monday, the general occupancy of intensive care units in Bogotá is at 92.1 percent and for Covid patient care at 93.2 percent.
In addition, the authorities have confirmed the arrival of four new COVID-19 positive Vijaeros on international flights, in this case from Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
Given this, Migración Colombia has announced that they will initiate an administrative action against the four foreigners and the airlines that transported them.
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