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
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, China (globally)
Milan, Italy (locally)
Index caseBogotá
Arrival date6 March 2020
(7 months, 1 week and 4 days)
Confirmed cases835,339
Government website

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". Archived from the original on 7 March 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  2. "Colombia confirma su primer caso de COVID-19". Archived from the original on 9 March 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  3. MinSaludCol (6 March 2020). "#ATENCIÓN" (Tweet). Cite has empty unknown parameter: |dead-url= (help)
  4. "Colombia confirma su primer caso de COVID-19".
  5. "Coronavirus en Colombia". Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  6. "Colombia declares health emergency to tackle coronavirus". 12 March 2020.
  7. "Coronavirus: Which countries have travel bans?". 17 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.