announced that the Council of Ministers has decided to extend the state of national emergency and localized quarantine thru August 31 this year in order to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The above-mentioned report showed an increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in some regions.
"The state of emergency and the localized quarantine will be extended until August 31 this year. The decision has been made, and we are evaluating which regions will be included in the quarantine," he told TV Peru.
The high-ranking official explained that said evaluation involves identifying the provinces in the regions where COVID-19 cases have increased, such as Arequipa, Puno, Tacna and Cusco.
"Some provinces in these regions are likely to be placed under localized quarantine, given the infection levels in said regions," he said.