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Colombia orders to isolate travelers from China, Spain, France and Italy by coronavirus

Colombia reported the first case of coronavirus on Friday, in a student of 19 years that arrived from Milan, Italy

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Colombia orders to isolate travelers from China, Spain, France and Italy by coronavirus. (Reuters, Archive)

Colombia will isolate people arriving from China, Spain, France and Italy in an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus , which so far leaves three people infected in the country, said on Wednesday the President Iván Duque.

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“Given the quarantine implications of China, Italy, Spain and France, the National Government adopts the preventive isolation of people from these countries to protect collective health, ”said the president on Twitter.

Duque said that the details will be specified in a press conference that the Minister of Health, Fernando Ruiz, will provide shortly.

Colombia reported the first case of coronavirus on Friday, in a student of 19 Years that arrived in Bogotá from Milan, Italy.

The other two cases were confirmed on Monday in two citizens who traveled from Spain: a man of 34 years in the municipality of Buga (southwest) and a woman of 50 in the city of Medellín (northwest).

Since the first occurrence of the disease was reported, the South American nation activated “the containment phase”, which includes redoubling immigration controls to try to maintain the virus at bay.

The COVID – 19 , first detected in the Chinese province of Wuhan , leave at least 118. 554 infected in 110 Countries and territories, causing the death of more than 4. 281 people, according to a balance made from official sources.

The most affected countries behind China are Italy (10. 149 cases, 631 dead), Iran (8. 042 Cases, 291 dead), South Korea (7. 755 Cases, 54 dead), France (1. 784 cases, 33 dead).

In Spain 1 are registered. 639 contagions and 36 Dead.

In China, Italy, France and Spain measures have been taken such as quarantines, isolation, refugee orders and cancellation of mass events, restrictions on travelers and even to people within their own borders.

With AFP information

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