Colombian President Iván Duque expressed his solidarity with Spain, France, the United Kingdom and Germany, as well as other countries in Europe, for the reappearance of the COVID-19 which has forced governments to take restrictive measures.
“First of all, we want to express our feeling of solidarity to all the French people, the Spanish people, the people of the United Kingdom, the people of Germany and other countries in Europe who, due to severe outbreaks, have had to take restrictive measures, “said the head of state on the television program “Prevention and Action”.
The closures in Spain and France
Duque added that “in the particular case of France, there is talk of a widespread confinement with a little more freedom compared to the one we saw months ago “and he said that he hopes that what happens there will serve Colombia” for reflection.
The French, who exceed 1.2 million infections, they will be confined again from this Friday until December 1, at least, as announced today by the president, Emmanuel Macron.
Meanwhile in Spain Most regions have opted for the perimeter closure to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections, while Madrid will ask the central government to close for days facing the All Saints Bridge, a holiday in which many citizens choose to leave that community autonomous to spend a few days off.
According to official data, the total number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic in Spain amounts to 1,136,503 and that of deaths to 35,466. Duque also said that the countries of “Latin America and Colombia it would be very painful to face a situation like the one Europe is experiencing today. “
Preventive measures in Colombia
He added that this situation can be prevented and that “depends on the action of all of us collectively, it depends on our discipline and our civic culture, it depends on following the biosecurity protocols“He stressed that for these reasons, the message to the whole country” is that we have to continue the safe reactivation and we have to be very careful not to relax. ”
Regarding measures, Duque announced today that Selective Isolation with Responsible Individual Distancing, will run until November 30, which includes the closure of land and sea borders. The initial decree established that this measure, that of selective isolation, would end on October 31, but now it is extended for another month.