22 March 2020 – Free movement of all people and vehicles restricted (lockdown) in Bogota

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence
Level of Jurisdiction: City (Bogota)
Lead People/Agency: Decision made by the Major of Bogota
Leading the implementation of the intervention: health and police authorities

Overview: Target Audience: All citizens of Bogota Capital of Colombia

Fully LIMIT the free movement of vehicles and people in the territory of the Capital District of Bogotá between Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. until Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., except for people and indispensable vehicles for carrying out the following activities:

1. Supply and acquisition of food, pharmaceuticals, health products, and basic necessities. For its acquisition, only one person per family unit can travel exclusively.
2. Provision of administrative, operational or professional services of public and private health services.
3. Institutional or home care for the elderly, people under 18 years of age, dependents, the sick, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people, and animals.
4. Public order, general security and health care.
5. Address matters of force majeure or extreme necessity, circumstances that must be proven in case the authority requires it.
Full details here: https://www.alcaldiabogota.gov.co/sisjur/normas/Norma1.jsp?dt=S&i=91420

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling), Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, National – government
Evidence/Justification: In a session of the District Council for Risk Management and Climate Change, analyzing the situation that has been occurring in the city due to the risk of contagion of COVID-19 and meeting the criteria for the declaration of disaster and public calamity, which was declared on March 16, 2020 “By which the public calamity is declared on the occasion of the epidemiological situation caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bogotá, DC” In addition to accepting the declaration of the Cabinet of Minister of the state of economic, social and ecological emergency throughout the national territory