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PeruSAT-1 satellite tracks quarantine in Peru

17:35 | Lima, May. 18.

Since the state of emergency was declared in the country, the Peruvian Space Agency (Conida) has prepared reports on compliance with social isolation measures —decreed by the Government— based on information obtained from PeruSAT-1 satellite images of various cities of the country.

At first, the agency developed an indicator of compliance with the quarantine from the districts observed, identifying vehicles on the roads, as well as canopies of informal stalls at markets.

The images below show La Cumbre market, located on Tupac Amaru Avenue in Lima's Carabayllo district.

According to Conida, the views show the lack of compliance with the measures decreed to prevent COVID-19.


These reports are prepared by the Conida Geomatics Directorate and delivered to the Ministry of Health to determine the indicator scores of compliance with the quarantine and other actions for each district. 

Likewise, a mosaic of PeruSAT-1 satellite images —showing Lima metropolitan area— has been delivered to the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) to assess urban growth and decision-making within its sphere of competence.

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Published: 5/18/2020
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