Quarantine in Bogotá: Can I exercise or travel during curfew? – Bogota


The Mayor’s Office of Bogotá decided this week that the towns of Usaquén, Suba and Engativá should enter a strict quarantine for two weeks (runs until January 17 at 11:59 pm) due to the rapid increase in infections of the new coronavirus. .

But there were more measures: given the level of contagions and the occupation of the ICU, it established the hospital red alert and It also resolved that from 11:59 pm on Thursday, January 7, until 4:00 am on Tuesday, January 12, the entire capital will have to submit to strict confinement measures.

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After the news, citizens were left with several doubts about the possibility of developing daily activities. Here we tell you the details of some of them.

One of the most common questions has to do with people who were in other cities and must return to Bogotá in the next few days. Would there be restrictions for those travelers? The short answer is no.

When she communicated the new decisions of her administration, Mayor Claudia López pointed out that these people can enter the capital “with ease.” Likewise, keep in mind that this does not mean that they can circulate within the city, but that they can return to their homes without major complications.

(You can also read: INS says it has not detected new variant of Sars-CoV-2 in the country).

“I want to be clear, everyone who lives in the city of Bogotá and is returning, be it by bus, by car or by plane, can do so. But he must return with the strict and permanent use of the mask, “said the president.

And he asked citizens to be careful with biosecurity protocols during the journeys. Above all, he invited them to avoid eating food during travel, as this implies removing the mask and risking contagion.

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Likewise, the Mayor’s Office emphasized the importance of maintaining voluntary isolation for seven days after returning from his trip. In the event that you notice any symptoms of the new coronavirus during that period, it is important that you report it to your EPS or to the city’s Health Secretariat.

And for people who need to get out of the city? As expressed by Claudia López, in those cases there will be no restrictions either. Inter-municipal trips are not prohibited and can continue to be done.

What he did warn is that a large part of the country, including the municipalities of Cundinamarca, have decreed curfew measures, so citizens will have to abide by them whether they are in the capital or traveling to other destinations. .

Can you go out to exercise?

With decree 10 of 2021, which was issued to regulate current measures, The Mayor’s Office referred to various activities that citizens can continue to carry out. There they point out that, for example, to buy food you will have to follow a specific schedule (between 5:00 am and 7:59 pm) and only one person per family unit can do it.

One of the excepted activities is exercise. Although it also has its guidelines, it must be “for a maximum period of one hour a day, except for the so-called high performance.”

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It was specified how it should be done in the case of minors. “Children and adolescents must be accompanied by an adult caregiver, who may take care of a maximum of three minors”, the decree says.

And it was established that the use of public gyms and parks should be avoided. In addition, the use of a mask and social distancing must be permanent.

Finally, keep in mind that the towns of Usaquén, Suba and Engativá will continue with the same quarantine measures stipulated above and that Kennedy, Fontibón and Teusaquillo will have it from January 12 until 11:59 pm on January 21.

Learn about other measures during quarantine

– Attention: these are the details of the new quarantine in Bogotá

– With the curfew in Cundinamarca, can I travel by road?

– Exceptions and other key data of the quarantine by locality

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