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Peru: Government extends state of national emergency for 31 days

Photo: ANDINA/Renato Pajuelo

Photo: ANDINA/Renato Pajuelo

10:33 | Lima, Dec. 24.

Via Supreme Decree No. 186-2021-PCM, the Peruvian Government has extended the state of national emergency for a period of 31 calendar days (starting January 1, 2022) due to the circumstances faced by the country in times of COVID-19.

Likewise, it made official the restrictive measures on provinces and for end-of-year holidays.

The regulation —published in the Official Gazette El Peruano on Thursday evening— establishes the alert level according to province.

Under high alert are: Bagua, Chepen, Concepcion, Huamanga, Huancavelica, Santa, Sullana, Piura, Sechura, Talara, and Viru.

For this group, curfew will be in force Mondays to Sundays from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. until January 16, 2022.

Besides, the capacity limit for activities in closed spaces will stand between 40% and 50%.

Meanwhile, the remaining Peruvian provinces are at the moderate alert level. In this case, curfew will be in force Mondays to Sundays from 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. (except for New Year holidays), and the capacity limit will be reduced to 60%.

Vaccination

Moreover, the rule specifies that each citizen over 18 years of age (who wishes to access closed public spaces) must continue to show their physical or virtual vaccination card, along with their ID, for verification purposes so as to prove that they have completed their vaccination process against COVID-19.

Each one of them must also wear two face masks or one KN95.

(END) RES/MVB

Published: 12/24/2021
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