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Peru: Government orders localized quarantine thru July 31

21:31 | Lima, Jun. 26.

The Government has extended the State of National Emergency until July 31, this time supported by a localized quarantine against COVID-19 focused on seven regions of Peru, while social isolation will be lifted in the rest of the country starting July 1.

A Supreme Decree published in an extraordinary edition of the official gazette El Peruano orders a targeted quarantine for minors under 14 years of age, as well as for people aged above 65 and citizens with comorbidities, who will remain under mandatory social isolation.

The regions of Arequipa, Ica, Junin, Huanuco, San Martin, Madre de Dios, and Ancash will also remain under mandatory social isolation. In those areas, residents will be allowed to leave their homes only to have access to essential services and goods and to carry out authorized economic activities.

Curfew

In the rest of the country, Sundays' daytime compulsory social immobilization will be lifted. However, social immobilization (curfew) will be in force from 10:00 p.m. to 04:00 a.m. Mondays thru Sundays.

In the regions of Arequipa, Ica, Junin, Huanuco, San Martin, Madre de Dios and Ancash, compulsory social immobilization will run from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Mondays thru Saturdays. Compulsory social immobilization will be in force all day on Sundays.

The Supreme Decree will come into force on July 1.


Initially set to last from March 16 to 30, the state of emergency has been extended thru July 31.

Friday marked the 103rd day of mandatory social isolation in Peru.

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Published: 6/26/2020
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