COVID-19 | dry law | Government does not rule out imposing a dry law on Christmas and New Year “if circumstances change” | PERU

Updated on 12/22/2020 12:37 pm

The Minister of Health, Pilar Mazzetti, specified that imposing the ‘dry law’ is not ruled out in case “circumstances do not change” with a view to reducing the number of COVID-19 cases within a few days of Christmas and New Years and despite the measures already imposed to reduce contagions and crowds.

Let us remember in particular that camping is not allowed and alcohol is not allowed (on the beaches). We have not considered dry law, but it can be considered if circumstances change ”, said the minister at a press conference last night.

Along these lines, he recalled that the measures imposed -such as the closure of beaches until January 4, 2021- will be applied in Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Metropolitan Lima and Callao.

He also specified that citizens who live near the beaches They will not be able to access the sea or the sand to avoid the crowds. Given this, he recommended that young people collaborate with the provisions to have a healthy end of the year parties and avoid regrets within 15 days.

At this time, all (Peruvians) have to collaborate to have the most pleasant parties possible”He added.

Last night the time change of the curfew in Lima was also announced, which will now be from 11:00 at night to 4:00 in the morning. To which is added the prohibition of the use of private cars on December 24, 25 and 31 and January 1, 2021.

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