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Colombia’s long virus lockdown fuels anxiety and depression

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Like many countries across the globe, Colombia shut down in March as coronavirus cases surged in Europe and started trickling into the South American country. As reported by APNews.com (05/8), but while restrictions have been lifted in many places elsewhere, a nationwide stay-at-home order remains in effect in Colombia more than four months after being put into place. Isolation orders have been extended repeatedly as cases continue to rise and a limited economic reopening that began in April has inched forward only slightly// Colombia now has the ninth-highest total of Covid-19 infections worldwide, prompting President Iván Duque to prolong the quarantine again until late August// The effects of the long isolation are beginning to surface: In the capital of Bogota, the mayor’s office reports that suicide attempts are up 21% since the start of quarantine//APNews

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