Santa Marta followed in the footsteps of Cartagena and decreed a curfew for the entire month of December as a drastic measure to prevent the increase in infections by Covid-19.
In the capital of Samaria, the restriction on the free movement of people began to be applied from this Tuesday from 12 at night to 4 in the morning.
The curfew It will run until January 16 of next year.
Public or private events that involve crowding were also prohibited, in accordance with the provisions and protocols issued by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection; as well as the operation of discos and dance venues.
Liquor may not be consumed in public spaces and commercial establishments that are not authorized.
The District Mayor’s Office will send a request to the Ministry of the Interior to implement pilot plans in nightclubs, bars and stables in certain areas of the city, in accordance with the protocol design that is being built in concert with this sector.
The surveillance and control of biosafety protocols and other sanitary measures will be developed through surveillance routes and control headed by the ministries of Health, Economic Development, Government, District Infrastructure Management, and other public entities responsible for surveillance.
Those who fail to comply with the measures may be sanctioned in accordance with the provisions of the National Code of Security and Citizen Coexistence and the temporary suspension of the activity.
The decision of the district administration took by surprise not only the commercial sectors, but the community I did not expect such a restrictive measure in this month of high tourist demand and domestic consumption.