Colombia’s COVID Cases Keep Rising: Lockdown Introduced Again

Colombia’s Covid cases were diminishing in numbers, but unluckily it has risen again during the merry season. The sharp rise in infections has incited several urban communities to force curfews and stay at home. These measures that had not been executed for quite a long time.

The local legislature of Colombia locked down three regions in the capital city of Bogota that have a populace of about 2.5 million individuals. All businesses aside from markets and drug stores in those parts of the city are shutting down.

Medellin, which is one of the biggest Colombia urban communities even announced a time limit (10 PM-5 AM) each day until one week from now. Some urban areas are all ‘going down’ because of the sharp rise in contaminations.

According to authorities of other urban areas, these measures are being taken to control the growing number of diseases and to stabilize hospital rates. As at November 2020, Colombia had around 8,000 new Covid infections per day, but the pace of transmission rose in December as people traveled to enjoy the holidays.

Most residents trifled with things by meeting up with their families, held mass social events and dance parties, paying little mind to the government’s restriction on all these activities.

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About seven days ago, Colombia recorded in excess of 11,000 contaminations per day, while in certain urban communities, ICU wards for Covid patients have reached at 90% inhabitance rates. Out of around 60 clinics in the capital of Bogota, 23 of them have their ICU habitats completely overflowed by huge loads of patients.

As of now, several areas have been put on lockdown for about fourteen days. Although numerous citizens are not content with the announcement of the lockdown, they are obligatorily ordered to follow the conventions. Notwithstanding, numerous other areas of the city are as yet open.

Since the pandemic broke out in Colombia, the country has recorded more than 1.7 million cases, which makes it the second country with the most contaminations in Latin America after Brazil. The death rate from the infection in Colombia however, is lower than in Mexico, Argentina or Peru.

Meanwhile, the country is expected to begin its vaccination in February 2020.

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