President Martin Vizcarra announced the new measures adopted by Peru as part of the state of national emergency declared in response to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the South American country.
Below is a list of the main announcements made on day 22 of the emergency response:
Compulsory social immobilization on Holy Thursday and Good Friday has been confirmed, following the proposal of the Multisectoral Commission
, and the decision made over the course of the day.
The Head of State reiterated that the use of face masks is mandatory
when outside and noted that 10 million are being produced to be distributed throughout the country starting next week.
8. Economy and Finance Minister Maria Antonieta Alva urged regional and local governments to speed up their payments to suppliers in order to avoid disruption of the payment chain.
9. Production Minister Rocio Barrios reported that 265,000 companies have registered to access the 35% subsidy for payroll workers.