Peru: Night curfew to run from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. for Christmas and New Year holidays

Photo: ANDINA/Carla Patiño Ramirez

Photo: ANDINA/Carla Patiño Ramirez

12:33 | Lima, Dec. 2.

The night curfew in Metropolitan Lima, Callao, and all regions across Peru that are not in the high alert level for COVID-19 will run from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. for Christmas and New Year holidays, Health Minister Hernando Cevallos announced on Thursday.

"The restriction for circulation or curfew for Christmas and New Year will be from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. —unlike earlier when the night curfew used to start at 2 a.m.— except in provinces that are in the high alert level, where the greatest number of infections have been reported. In those places, the curfew starts at 11 p.m.," he said.

In this regard, the government official announced that the regulation imposing stricter restrictions such as the closing of borders will be published on Friday, as well as the one that states that a full COVID-19 vaccination certificate is mandatory for all staff at companies with over 10 workers.

"Public transportation drivers and ticket collectors, as well as delivery personnel, will be allowed to operate if they show evidence of full vaccination received either in Peru or abroad," he stated.

"The measure requiring people to show their two-dose vaccination certificate or QR code to visit closed public places remains in force," Cevallos added.

Likewise, as of December 10, passengers over 18 years of age who do not show their two-dose vaccination certificate and a negative COVID-19 PCR (molecular) test, taken up to 48 hours before departure, will not be able to travel by land or air.

On the other hand, the health sector's head reported that the wife of the Peruvian national diagnosed with the Omicron variant in Japan is in Peru and shows COVID-19 symptoms, so she has been isolated.

He said that it is still not possible to determine if the man contracted the Omicron variant in Peru because he also traveled to Brazil and Qatar before arriving in Tokyo.


Published: 12/2/2021
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