Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra on Thursday ruled out that the country would return to total quarantine to stop the coronavirus pandemic from progressing, while health officials have confirmed more than 340,000 cases of COVID-19 in the Andean nation.
“Based on the statistics and scientific information I receive, I do not see that we will be able to return to quarantine later,” Vizcarra said in statements to the American station in Moquegua, while emphasizing the constant commitment of the population now and not in the future is sufficient. “
In this sense, he highlighted the role of quarantine in Peru and the fact that it was “useful” and taught the population to be “responsible”. “It has taught us new behaviors, new behaviors that we are using,” he said, as reported by the local newspaper El Comercio.
On the other hand, it has been confirmed that the regions of Peru where the government has used so-called “focused” quarantine – Arequipa, Ica, Junín, Huánuco, San Martín, Madre de Dios and Áncash – are already showing a decline in new numbers of the pandemic. “Everything indicates that these regions will decrease in late July,” he said.