Peru: Christmas curfew kicks off at 11:00 p.m.

Photo: ANDINA/Carla Patiño

Photo: ANDINA/Carla Patiño

09:30 | Lima, Dec. 24.

Curfew on Christmas will start tonight at 11:00 p.m. in Peru, not at 1:00 a.m. on December 25 as had been initially established, Health Minister Hernando Cevallos has confirmed.

The new five-hour-long curfew will be in force nationwide on December 24 and end at 4:00 a.m. on December 25.

A similar measure will be in force on New Year's Eve (December 31) starting at 11:00 p.m. thru January 1 at 4:00 a.m.

The objective is to avoid social gatherings and crowds due to the presence of the COVID-19 Omicron variant in the country.

Concerning Christmas and New Year holidays, the Cabinet member recommended maintaining a "social bubble," which means meeting only with the people with whom the home is shared, without allowing the entry of outsiders.

"Let's get together with our closest family members, with whom we share every day; that is the meaning of Christmas, but (let's) not (hold) larger meetings," he suggested.

"Although people are allowed to go to the beach, the sale of alcoholic beverages has been restricted; this specification is only valid during (these) holidays," he explained.

In this regard, the Government made official the prohibition on the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages and food on beaches, rivers, and public swimming pools on December 25, 26, and 31 (2021), as well as January 1 and 2 (2022).


Published: 12/24/2021
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