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Colombia coronavirus quarantine extended until April 27

BOGOTA, April 6 (Reuters) - Colombia will extend a nationwide quarantine meant to stem the transmission of coronavirus until April 27, President Ivan Duque said on Monday.

The lockdown was originally set to last 19 days, ending at midnight on April 13, but while measures have so far been positive, the government has decided to extend the lockdown, Duque said in a tweet, after announcing the extension during a live television broadcast.

More than 1,500 people have been confirmed infected with COVID-19 in the Andean country and 46 have died. (Reporting by Bogota Newsroom; Editing by Sandra Maler)