Medellin’s ‘Pico y Cedula’ Numbers Rotate April 13-19, Again for April 20-26
The Medellin Mayor’s office announced last night (April 12) that the “pico y cedula” alternating-days individual permissions for grocery, medicines and banking trips are rotating today (April 13) through April 19, and then a new rotation starts again on April 20.
As a result, people with cedula numbers ending in 7, 8 or 9 can venture out today (April 13), while those with cedulas ending in 0 or 1 can venture out tomorrow (see chart, above), followed by successive rotations continuing through April 19.
As of Monday, April 20, people with cedulas ending in 2 or 3 can venture out, while cedulas ending in 4 or 5 can venture out on April 21 (see chart), then successive rotations continue through April 26.
The national quarantine is presumptively set to expire on April 27 (but might be extended). As a result, it’s conceivable that “pico y cedula” restrictions in major metro areas in Colombia (including metro Medellin) might continue beyond April 27.
Bello, Sabaneta and Itagui also announced “pico y cedula” rotation changes last night, matching the new Medellin numerical rotations.
Meanwhile, other municipalities around Medellin also have had “pico y cedula” restrictions, but hadn’t announced any changes as of April 12.