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Peru: Gov't sets new capacity limits for businesses based on regions' alert levels

09:02 | Lima, Jan. 14.

Production Minister Jose Luis Chicoma announced that the Executive Branch has decided to establish new capacity limits for economic activities in the different regions across the country with the aim of preventing the spread of the second wave of COVID-19.

To that end, the regions were put into three alert levels: moderate alert, high alert, and very high alert.

1) Moderate alert: Amazonas, Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Loreto, San Martin, and Ucayali.

2) High alert: Arequipa, Apurimac, Cajamarca, Metropolitan Lima and Callao, Cusco, Huanuco, La Libertad, Madre de Dios, Moquegua, Pasco, Puno, and Tumbes.

3) Very high alert: Ancash, Ica, Junin, Lambayeque, Lima provinces, Piura, and Tacna.

"In terms of capacity limits, the restrictions vary depending on the group: moderate alert, high alert, and very high alert," Minister Chicoma explained.

Economic activities 

In the case of activities at gyms, casinos, cinemas, and theaters, the capacity limit will be 40% in regions under moderate alert, 30% in regions under high alert, and 20% in regions under very high alert.

In the second group —made up of malls, shopping arcades, and department stores— the capacity limit will be 50% in regions under moderate alert, 40% in regions under high alert, and 30% in regions under very high alert.

As for restaurants, the capacity limit will be 60% in regions under moderate alert, 50% in regions under high alert, and 40% in regions under very high alert.

Finally, he called on local governments and customers to help control the management of operating licenses, since there are many businesses with restaurant licenses that operate like bars and discos.

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Published: 1/14/2021
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