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Peru's PM: We are in the middle of battle against virus, we cannot lower our guard

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19:40 | Lima, Oct. 15.

Prime Minister Walter Martos on Thursday affirmed that Peru is in the middle of the battle against COVID-19. Therefore, he urged people not to lower their guard but to continue taking care of themselves to avoid further infections.

The Cabinet chief noted that the coronavirus experience of European countries shows that a second wave of this disease is restructuring economic activities and seeing the lockdown measure returned.

"The virus is still in the country and all over the world. The pandemic is not over, we are in the middle of the battle and we cannot lower our guard," he stated.

In this sense, he assured that if the population is extra careful not to get infected or taking the virus home, "this outbreak, in case it occurs, will not be as severe as in other countries."

"Therefore, the responsibility of each Peruvian when it comes to protecting themselves and avoiding contagion is very important," he stressed.

"The Government and private companies keep optimizing the hospital response and early treatment through Tayta operations. Every Peruvian must continue fighting this battle," he added.


Remarks were made as he participated in a ceremony for the delivery of 1,000 oxygen cylinders donated to the Social Health Insurance System (EsSalud) by the National Confederation of Private Business Institutions (Confiep).

The event featured Confiep Chairwoman Maria Isabel Leon and EsSalud Executive-President Fiorella Molinelli.

(END) JCC/CVC/RMB

Published: 10/15/2020
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