Peru added 7,734 new cases of COVID-19 this Wednesday, while 221 more deaths from the disease have occurred in the past 24 hours, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Health.
Peru has already confirmed 447,624 infected people and 20,228 deaths from COVID-19. In addition, 13,751 people remain in hospital as a result of the illness, 1,419 of them in intensive care units with mechanical ventilation. 306,430 people in Peru have managed to recover from the disease.
In this context, the authorities of Cusco have asked the Peruvian government to adopt absolute quarantine throughout the region instead of the “targeted” restriction currently in force. At a press conference, the governor of Cusco, Jean Paul Benavente, announced that the measure should begin on August 10, as the local newspaper “El Comercio” reports.
Peru has been in a state of emergency for 143 days. This implies that “the exercise of constitutional rights relating to personal freedom and security, the inviolability of the home, and freedom of assembly and movement in the territory are restricted”.