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Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

At a press conference held on March 11, 2020, the Minister of Health introduced the new measures ordered by the president of the Republic with a view to preventing the spread of the Coronavirus. This new measure implies preventive self-isolation for 14 days to travelers arriving from China, Italy, France and Spain. Self-isolation is mandatory and must be carried out at the traveler's hotel or home ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

The National Government issued Decree 434 of 2020 with the aim of mitigating the economic effects of COVID-19 in Colombian territory ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

Within the framework of the State of Economic, Social and Ecological Emergency declared by the National Government through Decree 417 of 2020, by means of Decree 441 of 2020, the National Government ordered the following with respect to public water, sewage and sanitation services: (i) Any individual or legal entity providing the public domestic water utility who has residential users whose service have been suspended and/or cut off - except for those who were suspended because of conne

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

Article 1 of Decree 466 states that the National Guarantee Fund S.A. (hereinafter "NGF") must comply with and accredit a solvency ratio, which is determined based on the technical assets that must have a direct relationship with the risk assumed in its capacity as guarantor ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection dictates measures tending to guarantee the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Covid-19 The Ministry of Health and Social Protection has issued Decree 476 of 2020 by which it has decided to make the necessary changes for regulatory requirements to have flexibility in all proceedings related with Pharmaceutical, Phytotherapeutics, Medical Devices, Biomedical Equipment, In-Vitro Diagnostic Reagents, cosmetics and products of Domestic hygie

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

Decree 457 of 2020 issued a mandatory preventive isolation order for every resident of the Republic of Colombia, as a consequence of the economic, social and ecological emergency that has been declared in the national territory. In this regard, it is required to regulate the mandatory isolation ordered by Decree 092 of 2020 in Bogotá D.C ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

According to Decree 93, on March 25, 2020 the Mayor of Bogota urged the providers of touristic housing, meaning any person that grants the use over any kind real estate property in exchange for a price such as the managers of hotels or hostels, to refrain from evicting users under vulnerable conditions in case of default ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

Due to the public health crisis caused by the Coronavirus, the Mayor's Office of Bogotá issued Decree 093 on March 25, 2020, to modify the dates to pay 2020 Property Tax and Vehicles Tax. The Property Tax for residential and non-residential properties will be due on June 5, 2020 (prior date was April 3rd, 2020) with a 10% discount or shall be paid in full by June 26, 2020 (prior date, June 19th, 2020) ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

Within the framework of the state of health emergency due to the Coronavirus COVID-19, and in order to guarantee the rights to life, health and survival, the National Government ordered through Decree 457 of 2020 the mandatory preventive isolation for all inhabitants of the national territory. This measure will be applied between the zero hours (0:00 a.m.) of March 25, 2020 and the zero hours (0:00 am) of April 13, 2020 ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

INVIMA adopts measures aimed at efficiently facing the current health situation related to COVID-19, optimizing the processes that allow the commercialization of products necessary for the prevention of the virus and the evaluation of protocols to prevent it. 1. Declaration of products as Vital Unavailable. Due to the shortage of some supplies in general, the authority has declared that masks, antibacterial gel and disinfecting solutions as Vital Products Not Available ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

By means of Circular No. 4007 of 25 March 2020, the Ministry of Mines and Energy set out some considerations on the understanding of paragraphs 13 and 25 of Article 3 of Decree 457 of 2020, by which the National Government ordered the preventive isolation of all inhabitants of Colombia for a period of 19 days. Paragraphs 13 and 25 refer to exceptions to the restrictions on freedom of movement ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

Emergency Mitigation Fund (FOME, per its acronym in Spanish) is a fund without legal status of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit and will aim, within the framework of Decree 417 of 2020, to meet the needs of resources for health care, the adverse effects generated on the productive activity and the need for the economy to continue providing conditions that maintain employment and growth ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

Due to the declaration of the economic, social and environmental emergency generated by COVID-19 and in accordance with the preemptive mandatory isolation declared by Decree 457 of 2020, in addition to the need of guaranteeing the provision of the public transport service to insure access to health services and cargo supply to the population, the Ministry of Transport issued Decree 482 of 2020 to implement several measures applicable to the transport sector ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

The Ministry of the Interior issued Communication 015 of 2020, through which the Ministry set made recommendations for the prevention, containment, and mitigation of the coronavirus COVID19 in ethnic groups: indigenous peoples, the NARP communities (Black, Afro-Colombian, Raizales, and Palenqueras) and the PROM people ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

Through External Circular No. 001 of March 23, 2020, the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) made clear that mobile phone operators and private entities in general have legal grounds to provide to the National Planning Department (DNP), as well as to public entities that so require it, personal data that is necessary to address, prevent, treat and/or control the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate its effects ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

For the aviation industry, the Ministry of Transport has adopted the following measures: •  To expedite the return of balances in favor of airlines that have been claimed before the tax authority. •  To lay off, at the maximum level permitted by law, the air traffic controllers, firefighters, and aviation technical staff ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

The Government of Colombia, using its emergency powers, issued Decree 482 on March 26, 2020, to take steps to protect the transportation industry and to ensure its viability during the COVID-19 emergency ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

The Ministry of Work issues a statement announcing measures for employees and employers to promote job retention ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

In recent days, COVID-19 has been the greatest destabilizer worldwide. The World Health Organization defines coronavirus as an extensive family of viruses that cause respiratory infections that can range from common cold to serious health complications such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

The main measures included in the Government’s 491 Decree are: The service of process regarding Administrative acts will be online Terms and deadlines of Administrative proceedings are suspended. Suspension may be partial or total and related to some or to all the proceedings. Terms and deadlines will continue the day after the emergency ends. Suspension of the Statute of limitations related to administrative proceedings until the day when proceedings restart ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

Due to the preventive isolation order issued through Decree 457 of March 22nd, 2020 and the powers granted to INVIMA in the sense of guaranteeing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Covid-19, within the current state of Economic, Social and Ecological energency ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

To prevent abuses arising from employers´ coercion to force employees to accept unpaid leaves in the context of the Economic, Social and Ecological Emergency derived from Covid-19, the Ministry of Work recalls the content of judgment C-930 of 2009 ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

INVIMA’s specialized board for Medical Devices and other technologies issued a list of declared as Non-Available Vital Products to attend the emergency arising from COVID-19, which means that the import and / or local distribution of said products will be allowed in Colombia without having a Marketing Authorization ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

Through Resolution 2782, the Institute of Urban Development - IDU ordered suspension of contracts and agreements with certain exceptions. Through Resolution 2782 of March 24, 2020, and given the health emergency generated by Covid-19, the General Director of the Institute of Urban Development - IDU ordered the suspension of: (i) Road infrastructure civil work contracts in Bogotá D.C, with the following exceptions: Attending emergency situations due to nature events ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

ANH published an Addendum to the PPAA and the draft agreement on measures to strengthen the sector. The National Hydrocarbons Agency ("ANH") joins the emergency measures adopted by the National Government to face the health contingency due to the propagation of COVID-19 and the international fall in oil prices ...

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