Peruvian President Francisco Sagasti ruled out a total sentence this Wednesday because the country is “not ready”. As a result, the government is focused on taking targeted action and reducing unnecessary postponements to meet criticism the country is being put on regarding the incidence of coronavirus.
According to Sagasti, the economic effects of a restriction are “very strong”, while the resulting results are “not as positive as some believe,” collects “El Comercio”.
On the other hand, this Wednesday the Peruvian government declared the masks a “public good” and announced that it would buy an “important” batch of this input in order to distribute it free of charge to the most vulnerable population.
The announcement comes a day after the Ombudsman’s office asked the administration to take this decision in response to the surge in cases and deaths in Peru.
On the other hand, health officials have confirmed that a new shipment of 200,700 doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer landed in the country that day.
With this batch, there are already 850,000 immunizers from the American pharmaceutical company that have reached national territory and that are being applied to the population over 80 years of age through the government-approved and territorial criteria-based new vaccination strategy.
The Health Portfolio reported this Wednesday on this new vaccination schedule for the 28 districts where vaccination for people over the age of 28 is scheduled for the weekend of April 23-27.
On the flip side, health officials have released the latest pandemic incidence record in the country, which shows that 2,836 new cases of the disease have been discovered, killing 307 people in the past 24 hours.
A total of 1,726,806 Peruvians were infected with COVID-19, of which 1,653,411 have recovered and 58,261 have died. In addition, the Ministry of Health has confirmed that to date 15,440 patients have been hospitalized for coronavirus.