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Peru's PM: We are leaving country better prepared to face pandemic

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic.

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic.

20:34 | Lima, Jul. 26.

Peru's Prime Minister Violeta Bermudez on Monday affirmed that the outgoing government is leaving an economy that is in recovery, better conditions to face the COVID-19 pandemic and an eventual third wave, as well as a more organized Executive Branch, for the next administration.

The Cabinet chief outlined the current administration's achievements in these eight months regarding the four thematic axes presented before Congress at the beginning of her term in office.

"We are leaving a more organized Executive Branch and a country that knows we can have a government that fulfills what was promised and —as the President of the Republic always says— that refrains from promising what cannot be delivered," the high-ranking official expressed.

"Likewise, we are leaving an economy that is in recovery, and we are passing the baton on (to the next government) to face an eventual third wave in better conditions and to address the pandemic in general," she added.

In this regard, the head of the Ministerial Cabinet reported that more than 12 million vaccines have been administered and 4.5 million Peruvians have received the two doses.

Additionally, the number of oxygen plants set up in the country went from 63 to 300, and their maintenance has been secured in the face of an eventual third COVID-19 wave.

Moreover, the number of ICU beds for COVID-19 patients has seen an increase of 181%.

"We have made the universal and free-of-charge vaccination process a reality, in which the life of every person residing in our country has the same value. For this reason, February 7 will commemorate the day in which the vaccines arrived in our country," the government official stated.

Remarks were made on Monday during the last press conference given by the Transition and Emergency Government.

(END) DOP/JCR/RMB

Publicado: 26/7/2021
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