Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra said Tuesday that the level of contagion had “decreased” in recent weeks, but stressed that “the virus is present”, so it is necessary “not to lower your guard”. The country already has 657,129 accumulated cases and 29,068 deaths.
Vizcarra has announced that government action to contain the progression of the pandemic will continue and controls will even be stepped up to ensure that health protocols are followed during the economic reopening in places where crowds are more vulnerable.
“Six months ago, the first case of infection was detected in the country and we got to know the new rules of living together. Patience and perseverance,” the Peruvian president asked the rest of the population during a break from the last meeting of the ministers’ council
The Peruvian government, which confirmed 2,645 new infections and 124 deaths on the last day, has announced that total seclusion will continue on Sunday in September, as well as curfew for the rest of the week.
The Ministry of Health detailed in its latest assessment that of the more than 2.5 million people who took the tests, a total of 3.2 had negative tests. The number of people staying in the hospital has risen to 12,162 while 471,599 have already overcome the disease.