Colombia: Strict quarantine reimposed in Bogota amid surge in COVID cases

A strict quarantine was reimposed in Bogota on Monday amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Residents were seen passing through several checkpoints implemented around the capital, to control their compliance with confinement regulations. Residents had to show documentation proving they are essential workers, as industries, factories and non-essential businesses will remain closed during 14 days. Luis Ernesto Gomez, the secretary of the Government of the Mayor of Bogota, said that they are working “with the national police, with the military police, with 1,800 officials who are carrying out the controls.” “But the most important control is self-control,» he added. Bogota residents were also seen lining up to get COVID-19 tests. The Colombian capital records over 51,280 coronavirus cases and 1,169 virus-related deaths.

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