On 26th March 2020, in tune with the global crisis released by the spread of the coronavirus, Colombia entered into a quarantine that has been lately extended until May 11th. Currently, the country has confirmed 6211 cases and 278 deaths. These are the official numbers, however, the lack of evidence, medical capacity, equipment damage, inefficiency, etc. suggest that there are many more cases than those presented.
As a historian, I explain the present floodings in Jakarta with the past. The significant role of the Dutch colonizers in the urban planning and the circulation of ideas of this city is discussed.