Peru Env Min: Gov't considers stricter COVID-19 measures for some regions

11:44 | Lima, May. 8.

The Government of Peru is considering differentiated measures in the regions with the most COVID-19 cases so as to be adopted as soon as the state of emergency is lifted, Environment Minister Fabiola Muñoz said on Friday.

According to the government official, stricter measures may be taken in some regions across the country.

"We have taken some differentiated measures in regions, such as the social immobilization schedule (in La Libertad, Lambayeque, Loreto, Piura and Tumbes, where it kicks two hours earlier than the rest of the country)," she explained.

The minister commented that, at this time, "no one can enter or leave" Loreto, Piura, Tumbes, La Libertad and Lambayeque, precisely because of the special conditions in these regions.

"Therefore, we are providing shelter —until further notice— to those who were heading to Loreto, for example, because such region has to figure out how to take care of the large number of infected patients," she emphasized.

Muñoz reported that around 20,000 people have already returned to their regions of origin.


Published: 5/8/2020