Colombian markets pose risk despite COVID-19 precautions

Colombian markets pose risk despite COVID-19 precautions

Amid Colombia's coronavirus lockdown, a whole series of precautions are being taken to keep markets running. But as DW's Nicole Frohlich reports, some customers and vendors are failing to stick to social distancing rules -- potentially rendering t...
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