, President Martin Vizcarra reported on Friday afternoon.
The top official stressed that Peruvians, who return to the country, remain in quarantine in specific places to monitor and prevent them from spreading the virus, in case they are infected with COVID-19.
The statesman reported that the first Peruvians repatriated will —on Saturday— complete two weeks of quarantine at different hotels, so they can return to their homes, where —he stressed— they will remain under social isolation.
About 18,000 fellow citizens registered to return to the South American country. Thus, the authorities prioritized the return of people in vulnerable situations.
On this occasion, the President was joined by members of the Council of Ministers. The event was held at the Government Palace in Lima.
Friday marks the nineteenth day of mandatory social isolation.