Lima | Peru will release Tuesday its capital Lima, as well as other regions, containment, decreed in march to slow the spread of coronavirus, according to a presidential decree on Friday night.
The decree maintains, however, the containment in seven of the 25 departments of the country, which are home to a little over 7 million of the 33 million inhabitants of the country. In these places, only travel to the “services and essential goods” are allowed.
But the capital Lima, with its 10 million inhabitants, is no longer relevant, which is going to allow more than 14 years of age and under 65 years of age to move freely in day.
According to the government, the pandemic is in phase “top-down”, even though this region concentrates 70% of cases in the country.
The decree extends the state of national emergency until 31 July. And it provides for various measures valid throughout the territory: maintaining the closure of the border, night curfew, requirement to wear a mask in public space and distance required of one meter between individuals.
Peru is the second country most affected by the Covid-19 in Latin America, with 272 364 cases according to the ministry of Health.
The country continues to lament over 100 deaths each day (178 Friday), with a total of 8 939 dead.
The pandemic has placed a very great strain on the hospital system, with 10 964 people currently hospitalized, and a shortage of medical equipment and oxygen.