Colombia establish a national quarantine for the entire country's population, which will come into force on Tuesday.
It says the country's president, Ivan Duque, late Friday evening local time.
this is The most drastic action that is taken by a south american country in the fight against the infectious coronavirus.
The national quarantine will last for 19 days until the 13. april.
the Measure will mean that it will be compulsory for all inhabitants of the country to go in selvisolation.
the Capital city of Bogotá has already taken an advance on quarantine, when all the city's inhabitants have been in isolation since Friday morning.
In Colombia has so far recorded 158 persons, who are confirmed infected with the coronavirus.
In south America, Brazil is so far the country hit hardest by the viruspandemien.
Here is confirmed over 900 smittetilfælde and at least 11 deaths as a result of the corona virus.
In south America is summer where you need to go, while the winter is approaching. And it has raised concerns about the virusudbruddet will be exacerbated by the decreasing temperatures.
It is according to the experts remains to be seen whether the changing of the seasons has an influence on the spread of coronavirusset.
But in Brazil points out, several experts in the spread of infection, to previous virus outbreaks in Brazil - including swine flu in 2009 - has been exacerbated by cooler temperatures.
The same concern is found several other places on the southern hemisphere.
Among other things, in Australia, which at the present time has witnessed a spread of infection to a level similar to that in Brazil.
Also here, the authorities have said that waiting for an increase in the spread during the australian winter.
The same may apply in other south american countries such as Argentina and Chile, which, however, has a smaller population than Brazil, but in exchange for that experience colder temperatures in the winter.