Colombia Closes Border with Venezuela to Contain Coronavirus

The Colombian President will restrict foreigners' access to the country; all Colombian citizens and residents coming from Spain, France, Italy, and China, will be required to undergo compulsory preventive isolation for 14 days.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombia has closed all border crossings with Venezuela in the early hours of Saturday, March 14th, as part of new actions to contain the spread of the coronavirus in its territory. This is done "as a precautionary measure in view of the situation that is also occurring in the neighboring country," announced on Friday night the Colombian president, Iván Duque, in a statement made after holding meetings with his government team.

He has also decided to . . .

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