Peru's PM: Sundays nationwide curfew prioritizes health and lives


15:00 | Lima, Aug. 15.

Prime Minister Walter Martos on Saturday affirmed that the return to nationwide social immobilization (curfew) on Sundays aims to prioritize the health and lives of citizens, thus reducing the level of COVID-19 contagion in Peru.

"Based on the measures that we have implemented (...), we will evaluate these results in 10 or 12 days to find out which ones were the most accurate," he added.


Various State ministers on Saturday traveled to the regions of Puno, Huanuco, Tacna and Cusco to supervise the development of the Territorial Aid Operation for Treatment and Isolation in Response to COVID-19 (Tayta Operation).

Prime Minister Martos left this morning for Puno joined by Ministers Jorge Chavez (Defense), Pilar Mazzetti (Health) and Carlos Lozada (Housing, Construction and Sanitation) to oversee the implementation of the Tayta regional mega-operation.

On the occasion, Martos announced that 100 oxygen cylinders will be sent to Puno region on Sunday in order to be delivered to hospitals, thus reinforcing health care against COVID-19.


Published: 8/15/2020