March 21, 20 - 6:19 pm - LABS

Colombia to join list of nations under countrywide lockdowns

Colombia will be under a national mandatory lockdown for citizens starting next Wednesday (25) until April 13. The decision of Iván Duque’s administration comes right after Argentina took a similar measure, where people are now allowed only to go to grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals and other activities deemed essential.

Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela are among other Latin America countries that have been already asking their population to isolate themselves at home.

Chile has closed all restaurants and movie theaters. In Brazil, local governments are also requiring citizens, especially elderly ones, to stay in their houses. Costa Rica’s national parks will close, officials announced Friday.