, Jan 6 () –
The Government of Peru has declared a curfew from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. (local time) in the provinces of Lima and Callao as a measure to stop the increase in coronavirus infections registered in recent days.
The country’s authorities confirmed this Tuesday that Peru had officially entered a third wave of infections and this Wednesday the Minister of Health, Hernando Cevallos, announced that these two provinces have entered the list of territories with a high alert level.
Thus, there are already 21 provinces in the country that are under curfew: Ica, Pisco, Cusco, Cajamarca, Jaén, Piura, Sullana, Sechura, Talara, Trujillo, Pacasmayo, Chiclayo, Santa, Puno, Huaura, Bagua, Chachapoyas, Tacna and Huancayo, which are joined by the aforementioned Lima and Callao.
The measures approved by the Executive for the territories that are included in this list also contemplate the regulation of the capacity in closed spaces, or the need for those over 18 years of age to present the vaccination card or a virus detection test with a negative result for travel between provinces.
Peruvian health authorities have reported more than 2.3 million coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic, as well as 202,867 deaths from the disease.