Day 58 of quarantine saw special measures introduced for five areas in Bogotá, the orange alert. Also protests from sex workers.
Gig workers in the field are eligible to apply for emergency funds. Meanwhile, Bogotá’s premier indie theatre is in a fight for survival.
As tensions and challenges from the nationwide quarantine increase, the usual channels that might pick up on abuse are not working.
A widowed Colombian farmer and her two young sons have gone viral on YouTube, to their own shock and surprise. Now their videos are educating viewers on the realities of life as a campesino.
Violence against women during Colombia’s quarantine has increased, prompting some chains to allow women to denounce violence when they are shopping.
Key points on coronavirus in Colombia: 407 deaths and 9,456 cases, quarantine extended until May 25, crisis in the Amazonas and peak could be July or August
With less than a week to go until May 11 when the current quarantine is set to end, Colombian President Iván Duque announced that the obligatory lockdown will again be extended until May 25.
Our regular roundup of COVID-19 cases in Colombia.
In Engativá, busier streets and roadways indicate people are itching for things to go back to normal.
This morning bogotanos were allowed to walk, jog, or run between 6am and 10am.