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Poll: 78% of Peruvians believe quarantine prevented larger number of deaths

12:44 | Lima, Jun. 28.

With only two days left to the lifting of the quarantine —decreed by the Government to contain the spread of the coronavirus— 78% of Peruvians believe that mandatory confinement served to prevent a larger number of deaths, the latest Institute of Peruvian Studies (IEP) poll revealed on Sunday.

According to the opinion poll, published in La Republica newspaper, 78% of those surveyed consider that the measure served to control COVID-19 infections, and 70% believe it helped avoid an overload of the health system.

Overall, 60% of respondents stated that confinement —aimed at containing the pandemic — has been more positive than negative.

Thus, with the end of quarantine in sight, 77% of those polled think COVID-19 cases will rise in the South American country.

For this reason, although the Government has decided to lift the measure as of July 1, 58% of the people said they will be going out as little as possible, while 34% will do so more often, but gradually.

Among those who will return to work once mandatory social isolation ends, 73% are very concerned about getting infected with COVID-19 at their workplace.

Meanwhile, 71% are very concerned about being infected when using public transportation to get to work.

On the other hand, the IEP study indicates that the approval of President Martin Vizcarra stood at 66% in April, versus a 31% disapproval, whereas 3% have no opinion on the matter.

Technical details

Coverage: National level (urban area).
Sample size: 1,244
Sampling technique: probability telephone survey
Margin of error: + -2.8%
Fieldwork period: June 17-23, 2020

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Published: 6/28/2020
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