Business Protest in Colombia Ahead of Virus Lockdown

Thousands of companies in Bogota ceased operations in 2020, according to the Observatory for COVID Monitoring and Reactivation. The economic sectors most affected in the third quarter of 2020 were lodging and food services, construction and manufacturing.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Dozens of merchants protested Wednesday, January 20th, in Colombia’s capital city of Bogota against the local government’s restrictions meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The protesters carried signs implying that the measures forcing them to keep their businesses closed will make them go bankrupt. The city is set to experience the third weekend in a row under a strict lockdown.

Thousands of companies in Bogota ceased operations in 2020, according to the Observatory for COVID Monitoring and Reactivation. The economic sectors most affected in the third quarter of 2020 were lodging and . . .

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