Peruvian Prime Minister Violeta Bermudez
on Saturday urged presidential candidates, as well as the parties they represent, to adhere to health protocols during the debate they plan to hold in the city of Chota, in Cajamarca region.
The Cabinet chief noted that it is helpful for the population to have information regarding the position of political parties participating in the electoral process from any public entity, although we are at a critical point in the second wave.
"The Transition and Emergency Government wants to encourage not only political organizations, but also citizens, to abide by the electoral campaign protocol because there should not really be spaces where people gather together without the necessary safety measures in place," she stated.
The government official explained that those planning to participate in the debate
must observe physical distance and safety protocols, as well as wear face masks correctly, since it has been confirmed that COVID-19 is transmitted through aerosols produced by people.
"This means that if we are planning to attend a debate, we should not shout, sing or take the face mask off," Bermudez pointed out.
"In this regard, I urge candidates not to remove the face mask during the debate, as a way of telling people that we all care for one another," she added.
For this reason, she reiterated her call to the public to observe health protocols during the debate in Chota, by avoiding meetings that put people's lives at risk.
Remarks were made as she supervised the vaccination of people over 70 years of age.