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The New Year’s sales season is coming, and the number of parties is increasing. Colombia has a long way to go to prevent and control the epidemic.

The New Year's sales season is coming, and the number of parties is increasing. Colombia has a long way to go to prevent and control the epidemic.

Up to now, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colombia has exceeded 1.31 million. With the approach of the traditional New Year holiday, Colombia has launched some promotion plans to boost consumption, hoping to stimulate the recovery of the consumer market affected by the epidemic as soon as possible. However, at the same time, the government and experts said that the people still need to raise the epidemic. Awareness of prevention and control.

Affected by the epidemic, Colombian President Duke called on people to arrange shopping in advance this year to lengthen the shopping season to play a role in diversion. Many merchants have also opened online platforms to encourage consumers to buy online.

However, in some commercial districts of Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, the crowded scene has still been seen since the New Year’s sales season, which began in late November. Although most people wear masks in accordance with the requirements of epidemic prevention, measures such as maintaining safe social distancing are difficult to effectively implement. In order to ensure that epidemic prevention and control measures are in place, Colombian governments at all levels have also strengthened supervision and inspection.

Mayor of Santa Fe, Bogotá: We have issued 15,000 tickets. Reasons include improper wearing of masks, failure to maintain safe social distancing, and other epidemic prevention measures not in place.

Colombian epidemic prevention experts said that there is no downward trend in the number of new confirmed cases in Colombia every day. With the approach of the holiday, the frequency of people’s travel and gatherings will also increase the risk of the spread of the epidemic. Experts remind that people still need to maintain a high awareness of prevention and control when welcoming the New Year, especially to avoid gatherings as much as possible. Even when family gatherings, special attention should be paid to the protection of the elderly.

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