Colombia’s Bogota to enter lockdown amid new strain concerns
– Colombia’s capital will enter an exacting isolate until Tuesday because of rising Covid disease numbers and doubts another variation of the infection is circling, Mayor of Bogota Claudia Lopez said on Thursday.
Exacting isolates have just been forced on three Bogota neighborhoods this week to attempt to control rising Covid diseases, which Lopez said could be brought about by another variation of the infection previously distinguished in the United Kingdom.
Individuals all through the capital will be generally limited to their homes from 12 PM on Thursday until four AM on Tuesday, said Lopez, pronouncing a high alert in the city. Unnecessary shops and organizations will be shut and one individual for every family unit will be permitted to purchase food or medication.
Curfews enduring from eight around evening time until four toward the beginning of the day will at that point run until Jan. 17.
“We are defying another strain of COVID which is conceivably previously flowing in Bogota,” Lopez told a news gathering. “We can’t perceive some other explanation behind the viral burden we are finding in patients.”
U.K. case numbers have risen strongly, determined to some degree by another variation of the infection that is up to 70% more contagious than the first. Be that as it may, Colombia’s wellbeing service said there was no evidence the variation had arrived at the nation.
“At the present time there’s no logical proof that quickening COVID-19 transmission in Colombia can be ascribed to the new British strain,” Ministry of Health chief for the study of disease transmission and demography, said in an assertion.
Colombia has revealed more than 1.7 million Covid contaminations and 44,723 passings from COVID-19, the infection it causes.
In Bogota, which means over a fourth of public cases, inhabitance of escalated care units for Covid remains at 83.9%, as indicated by neighborhood government figures.
The neighborhoods of Usaquen, Suba, and Engativa will stay in exacting isolate as arranged until Jan. 18 and exacting isolates will be reached out in the neighborhoods of Kennedy, Fontibon, and Teusaquillo until Jan. 22, Lopez said.