Episodes of vandalism, massive gatherings without basic biosecurity measures, and battles among the Okana residents over a lack of control over liquor consumption have clouded the events of the carnival in recent days.
Through social networks, users have proven the complete chaos that erupted in this municipality due to the lack of control of the attendees, who were seen attacking vehicles, participating in battles and not obligating to wear the appropriate mask.
San Agustín de Ocaña Park has become a point of turmoil and battles and this was shown in a video posted on Facebook:
According to police reports, In the past 72 hours, there have been 120 fighting, damage to vehicles and even a mud ball attack on a fire department vehicle.
And the authorities, after the events that were recorded, had to reinforce security to avoid abuses on January 6, the last day of the day of festivities in Okania.
Unfortunately for this year, The municipality issued the news due to the lack of discipline of the people, who were seen in several videos riding and causing damage to cars.
For its part, the local Semanario La Provincia newspaper reported that one of the tourists shared a video with them in which he indicated: “I came to Ocaña for a walk and they flooded my car completely, and I don’t want to go back.”
Similarly, in other images, known through social networks, it is possible to notice the large number of people who are on the road without complying with any protocol, as It is possible to see that dozens of citizens who do not wear masks, do not turn away from them and do not care about anything against Covid-19.
After learning the photos, doctors in the area told RCN radio that He added, “The result of the lack of discipline in the end-of-year celebrations and celebrations in the district’s municipalities will be reflected in the reports of the next few weeks.”
Regarding what is happening in Ocaña, the mayor of this city, Samir Casadego, is expected to make a statement about the chaos that has emerged in the midst of the Carnival festivities.
Meanwhile, after learning about the increase in cases of the Covid-19 virus in Colombia and the possible spread of infection in Santander prisons, hundreds of citizens, via social networks, asked the mayors of Barbosa, Rionegro and Correte, to suspend the traditional fairs that will take place during this Kings Bridge, as Radio Blu reported.
“It is irresponsible to hold the Suarez River Festival in Barbosa because more than 10,000 people may come from different regions of the country. In addition, there is an increase in consultations for possible cases of COVID-19 in the municipal hospital and health centers in Vélez and Moniquirá, the counselor noted. Yorgi Siles, in an interview with the same media.
However, despite Santander’s call to cancel this weekend’s festivities, local leaders have informed the Bogotá station that they will not be suspending traditional municipal fairs.