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Peru: New Year curfew to kick off at 11 p.m.

Photo: ANDINA/Renato Pajuelo

Photo: ANDINA/Renato Pajuelo

09:00 | Lima, Dec. 31.

Following Christmas restrictions, New Year's curfew will start tonight at 11:00 p.m. and run until 4:00 a.m. on January 1, in accordance with the measures imposed by the Government due to the increase in COVID-19's Omicron variant cases in Peru.

This was initially announced by Health Minister Hernando Cevallos, who added that the objective is to avoid social gatherings and crowds in the presence of Omicron, as well as to reduce contagion risk.

Concerning end-of-year holidays, the Cabinet member recommended maintaining the social bubble, which means meeting only with people with whom the home is shared, without allowing the entry of outsiders.


Beach closures


However, non-contact water sports such as: surfing, sailing, and rowing, among others, which take place exclusively in the sea area and feature physical distancing, are excepted from this restriction.

Likewise, the use of surrounding public spaces such as: boardwalks, sidewalks, and bicycle lanes, among others, will be allowed for outdoor sports —always wearing face masks.


Both measures were detailed in Supreme Decree No. 188-2021-PCM recently published in the Official Gazette El Peruano.

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Published: 12/31/2021
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