Peru: record daily the number of infections

Pérou: record quotidien du nombre d’infections

Peru announced Wednesday the return of the curfew Sunday, and prohibited the family gatherings, become the main source of contagion of the coronavirus, including the daily number of new cases has reached a new record.

In the space of 24 hours, 8 875 new cases of contamination with this virus, which emerged in China in December, before spreading into the rest of the world, have been identified, according to the ministry of Health.

This figure exceeds the previous record registered last may 31 (8 805) in the country, the third State in Latin America most affected by the coronavirus, behind Brazil and Mexico.

In total, 498.555 people were infected and 21 713 died of Covid-19 in Peru, of which 212 deaths in the last 24 hours, specified by the ministry in its balance sheet daily.

The number of new infections was reduced in mid-June before flying again since the lifting of the quarantine on July 1st in 18 of the 25 departments of the country, including the capital Lima.

In this context, and to try to contain the epidemic, the government decided to reinstate the curfew on Sunday starting next Sunday, has informed on Wednesday president Martin Vizcarra.

The army will conduct operations to ensure compliance of this measure, which had been in effect temporarily from April to June, he added.

After a confinement national population of 100 days, the Peru began July 1, a déconfinement progressive in most areas.

The restaurants have reopened, and domestic flights land and have returned to service, but this easing, aiming to revive an economy wracked by the crisis, has led to a rebound in the number of infections, raising fears of a saturation of hospitals.

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