Face Masks Compulsory

May 12, 2020

In Colombia, wearing face masks in public became mandatory in the capital Bogotá from 11 May until further notice, which coincides with the phased easing of restrictions on certain businesses. Additional police officers will be deployed to the capital region to enforce the order, and violators may be punished by a fine of approximately 980,657 Colombian pesos (250 U.S. dollars). In a related development, on 10 May Avianca Holdings — the second-largest airline in Latin America — filed for bankruptcy protection as a result of financial shortfalls in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline ceased operating commercial flights in early March after the governments of Colombia, El Salvador and Peru — Avianca’s main hubs — suspended international flights. The carrier is one of the first major airlines worldwide to collapse as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

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