COVID-19 pandemic in Colombia

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COVID-19 pandemic in Colombia
COVID-19 Outbreak Cases in Colombia.svg
Confirmed cases by departments
  Without cases confirmed
  <1 000 confirmed
  1 000-4 999 confirmed
  5 000–9 999 confirmed
  10 000–49 999 confirmed
  50 000–99 999 confirmed
  100 000–499 999 confirmed
  ≥500 000 confirmed
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationColombia
First outbreakWuhan, China (globally)
Milan, Italy (locally)
Index caseBogotá
Arrival date6 March 2020
(1 year, 3 months and 3 days)
Confirmed cases2,27 millions
Recovered2,17 millions
Deaths
60,3 k
Government website
www.ins.gov.co/Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Colombia on 6 March 2020.[1][2]

Cases[change | change source]

On 6 March, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection confirmed Colombia's first case of coronavirus, a 19-year-old female patient who recently traveled to Milan, Italy.[3][4]

On 12 March, four more cases were confirmed, two in Bogotá and two in Neiva.[5] Authorities declared a health emergency, suspending all public events involving more than 500 people, as well as implementing measures intended to keep cruise ships from docking in any national port.[6]

Response[change | change source]

As of 17 March, Colombia is not allowing entry to those who are not Colombian citizens, permanent residents or diplomats.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Twitter". mobile.twitter.com (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 7 March 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  2. "Colombia confirma su primer caso de COVID-19". www.minsalud.gov.co (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 9 March 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  3. @MinSaludCol (6 March 2020). "#ATENCIÓN" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. "Colombia confirma su primer caso de COVID-19". minsalud.gov.co.
  5. "Coronavirus en Colombia". ins.gov.co. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  6. "Colombia declares health emergency to tackle coronavirus". reuters.com. 12 March 2020.
  7. "Coronavirus: Which countries have travel bans?". cnn.com. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.