Peru's Deputy Health Min: COVID-19 curfew to run from 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.

Photo: ANDINA/Renato Pajuelo

Photo: ANDINA/Renato Pajuelo

16:49 | Lima, Nov. 27.

Peruvian Deputy Public Health Minister Luis Suarez on Friday announced that curfew hours will be reduced. Thus, this measure will be in force from midnight to 4:00 a.m.

During a press conference, the official commented that the low incidence of COVID-19 in Peru allows the government to reduce the most restrictive measures.

"The very low incidence of the disease in Peru now allows us to reduce the strictest measures, such as curfew (…)," he expressed.

Likewise, the deputy minister argued that it is necessary to replace the restrictive measures by others calling for the responsible behavior of individuals and families.

Furthermore, he indicated that —as long as citizens continue wearing face masks and complying with social distancing measures— the disease-related figures will continue to decline.

"The fact that we are reducing the incidence does not mean that (COVID-19) transmission has stopped or that the risk of contagion has disappeared. There are still serious cases and hospitalized patients due to COVID-19 every day. Although the number of cases has been greatly reduced, the risk still exists," Suarez noted.


Published: 11/27/2020
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