Peru President: 15 social isolation days managed to reduce coronavirus trend

17:06 | Lima, Mar. 30.

The first tranche of the measures adopted by the Government —within the framework of the state of emergency— was completed today.

"These types of measures make the impacts diminish from the potential that existed in case we had not done anything at all (…)," he expressed.

The statesman revealed that when the initial measures were analyzed —prior to decreeing the state of emergency— the experts estimated that if nothing were done, the positive cases would surpass 5,000 by March 30.

"Peru registers close to 1,000 confirmed cases (950 cases); they stand at 20% of the projection in case we had not done anything; it is a clear proof that by working responsibly, with the support of all, we can reduce the trend (...)," he pointed out.

Initially set to last from March 16 to 30, the measure has been extended thru April 12.

On this occasion, the President was joined by members of the Council of Ministers. The event was held at the Government Palace in Lima.

Monday marks the fifteenth day of mandatory social isolation.


Published: 3/30/2020
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