Peru lifts quarantine, but there are warnings about the health system

Peru lifts quarantine, but there are warnings about the health system

The president of the Council of Ministers of Peru, Violeta Bermúdez, announced the end of the mandatory social quarantine between March 1 and Sunday March 14, during a press conference this Wednesday.

Instead, the authorities decreed social immobilization on Sundays throughout the day and from Monday to Saturday from 9 pm to 4 am This in those places considered of extreme risk, because there have been a greater number of infections.

Bermúdez said that of the 32 provinces that were at extreme risk, 14 improved their indicators and left this group. However, another 6 entered.

In other words, 24 of the more than 190 provinces that the country has remain at extreme risk.

Health Minister Oscar Ugarte, also present during the press conference, said that these measures were adopted in response to a reduction in new cases of covid-19, according to official figures from his ministry. Also to a slowdown in the growth of deaths. However, he warned: “We still have a critical situation in hospitals and in oxygen demand.”

As of Wednesday, Peru registers 1,293,497 infections of covid-19 and 45,487 deaths.

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