May 19, 2024
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Medellin, Antioquia Adopt Tougher Covid Restrictions for April 13-19

Antioquia Acting Governor Luis Fernando Suárez announced that starting today (April 13) the Medellin metro area as well as the rest of Antioquia will enforce continuing restrictions on movements until Monday, April 19 to help stem rising cases of Covid-19.

Under the new scheme, quarantines and bans on liquor sales take effect daily from 8 pm to 5 am from now until Thursday, April 15, then a complete lockdown (except for urgent food trips) takes effect from 8 pm Thursday until 5 am Monday, April 19.

“We are in the worst moment of the pandemic,” Suárez said, adding that “the next two weeks will be the most complicated in occupation of ICU [intensive care unit] beds.”

“Pico y cedula” shopping limits continue from Tuesday, April 13, meaning those with cedulas ending in 0, 1, 2 and 3 can venture-out on routine supply-runs today.

On Wednesday (April 14), those with cedulas ending in 4, 5 and 6 can shop, while those with cedulas ending in 7, 8 and 9 can shop on Thursday, until 8 pm, when stricter quarantine begins.

For urgent supply runs (only basic foods and medicines), those with cedulas ending in even numbers can venture-out on Friday, April 16, and Sunday, April 18, while those with cedulas ending in odd numbers can make urgent food/medicine supply runs on Saturday, April 17, he added.

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