Peru's PM: Lockdown measures differ from those implemented in 2020

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Council of Ministers

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Council of Ministers

16:10 | Lima, Jan. 27.

Peruvian Prime Minister Violeta Bermudez on Wednesday affirmed that the measures announced by the Government to face the increase in COVID-19 cases are different from those applied last year by a previous administration.

Within this framework, delivery services will be allowed, and people will be able to make their purchases at certain times of the day.

Likewise, the Cabinet chief stressed that basic product stores —such as pharmacies and markets— will be open, adding that coordination has been made with municipalities with the aim of allowing itinerant markets to come closer to neighborhoods.

The aim of the quarantine, she indicated, is to prevent the movement of people and —therefore— the danger of a continued increase in COVID-19 contagion due to overcrowdings.

Moreover, Bermudez said that —despite medical efforts— a hard situation has been observed in extreme risk regions, which is why she called for understanding.

"We know that we are exhausted, but a determined commitment to the measures is essential," she expressed after assuring that there will be support from the National Police of Peru and the Armed Forces.

Remarks were made during a press conference held at the Government Palace in Lima.


Published: 1/27/2021
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