Peru President: Number of recovered COVID-19 patients higher than active cases

13:44 | Lima, Jun. 30.

President Martin Vizcarra on Tuesday highlighted that the number of patients —who have recovered from COVID-19— is higher than that of active cases. The result proves that the pandemic is being adequately faced in Peru.

Of the 282,365 positive COVID-19 cases registered in the country, 171,159 have recovered, whereas 101,000 are still active.

According to the top official, it means that the citizens, who overcame the disease, reach up to 63% of the total.

"That is extremely important, and it must go on," he expressed after stressing that this has been achieved thanks to the containment efforts undertaken during the quarantine.

Likewise, the statesman congratulated the population for properly fulfilling the most effective requirements against COVID-19: maintaining social distance and wearing face masks.

"It is worth noting that when we circulate on the streets, we see all Peruvians wearing face masks," Mr. Vizcarra emphasized, adding that —according to scientific reports— the contagion risk falls to 1.5% if people use this defense mechanism.

Localized quarantine

Regarding the localized quarantine starting on July 1, the President called on Peruvians to act with responsibility, discipline, and perseverance.

Likewise, the Head of State reminded that COVID-19 is still present in the country and that —although an adequate containment has been achieved— Peruvians deal with the virus until a cure is found.

Therefore, he said, citizens cannot be overconfident and make progress go backwards. Thus, it is necessary to continue washing hands frequently, wearing face masks, and maintaining social distance.

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

Tuesday marks the 107th day of mandatory social isolation in Peru.


Published: 6/30/2020
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