Peru's Health Min: COVID-19 figures in decline as population follow preventive measures

Photo: ANDINA/Minsa

Photo: ANDINA/Minsa

01:09 | Lima, Sep. 23.

COVID-19 figures are going down throughout the country, which shows that the population is following the instructions. It must be noted that the cases are decreasing because people are behaving responsibly, Health Minister Pilar Mazzetti affirmed.

"Development and economic growth are impossible without health; it is important that everyone follows the rules. If a second coronavirus wave hits Peru, those who tested negative are going to be at risk," she noted.

According to the minister, the involvement of the community and multisectoral efforts are important at this moment.

Therefore, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) will provide vaccination and treatment of anemia for children benefiting from the National Program of Support to the Poorest "Juntos" (Together), in order to strengthen early childhood development.

In this sense, Development and Social Inclusion Minister Patricia Donayre highlighted that this is the first time that Juntos is implemented in urban areas, where poverty has expanded.

The interventions will kick off in Lima's San Juan de Lurigancho district to reach more than 27,000 people. Children will receive vaccines and iron supplements, which will ensure their optimal growth and development.


Published: 9/23/2020
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