Colombia will close its borders with Venezuela and stop visitors who have been in Europe or Asia from entering the country, President Ivan Duque said late on Friday, as it looks to contain the spread of coronavirus, APA reports citing Reuters.
Duque said Colombia will close its border with Venezuela from five o’clock Saturday morning. Furthermore, arrivals to the South American country who are not residents or nationals and have stayed in Europe or Asia during the last two weeks will not be allowed to enter from Monday, he said.
Colombian nationals and residents who have been to Europe or Asia in the prior 14 days will be required to isolate themselves for two weeks.
“In the face of this pandemic we must come together as a country and we must all also take the precautions that correspond to us as individuals,” Duque said.