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Peru: Joint commission to determine what activities will resume from April 13

13:25 | Lima, Apr. 5.

The Ministries of Health, Economy-Finance, and Production have set up a Multisectoral Commission to determine what productive activities can and must resume starting Monday, April 13, after the coronavirus quarantine is over.

The announcement was made by Health Minister Victor Zamora, who affirmed Peruvian airports and borders will remain shut.

In this respect, he said it makes no sense to open airports if other countries remain closed and will not allow international flights.

In statements to Reporte Semanal TV show, Zamora noted that the number of confirmed cases in Ayacucho region is very low; so, quarantine could be lifted there. 

In Loreto, however, the strategy will be different because the virus has spread throughout the region. Nevertheless, there are no confirmed cases in Yurimaguas, so productive activities might resume in said city.

The Cabinet member did not rule out that social isolation measures could be tightened up further in some critical areas.

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Published: 4/5/2020
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