The use of the masks will be again compulsory from july also in open spaces after little more than two months since it was declared optional in places with 80% of the population vaccinated. This, because the fourth wave has caused an alarming growth in positive cases of coronavirus in Peru. What was announced by the Minister of Health.
“I urge the population that we are already in the fourth wave, it is already the obligatory use of the mask in any environment, whether closed or open”, He stated at a press conference.
He explained that when the flexibility to stop using masks in open spaces was because the cases of the COVID-19 they had decreased. However, there was a clause that highlighted that if the positives increased by 5% or more, the restrictions would return.
“There is something that must be reminded you, when we have withdrawn the use of masks for vaccination, there was one item left, a padlock that clearly stated: ‘We spend 5%, everyone returns to the mandatory use of the mask’. Everyone is obliged, everyone, absolutely everyone”, said.
Along the same lines, he mentioned that in the next few hours they will make the measure official. However, in the last supreme decree, it was established that the use of masks or other provisions “could be modified according to the epidemiological context.”
On other measures to be adopted by the Ministry of HealthMinister López maintained that, for now, since hospitalizations and use of ICU beds fortunately have not occurred on a large scale, The priority is for citizens to wear masks again and get vaccinated.
“You have to encourage people to come, Bring your minor children. Take them to the vaccinations, please. It is the only way to avoid being hospitalized or needing an ICU bed”, projection.
Which districts in Lima and Callao increased their number of detected COVID-19 cases?
According to EsSalud, during epidemiological week 25 (from June 19 to 25), an increase in cases of coronavirus at the national level. 17,841 positives were registered, which means a growth of 70% compared to the previous week, when there were 10,497.
In the case of Lima and Callaothere were 39 districts that showed a rebound:
|District||Week 24 (June 12-18)||Week 25 (June 19-25)|
|Fence of Lima||677||1.158|
|Magdalena of the Sea||418||710|
|San Martin de Porres||139||283|
|San Juan de Lurigancho||151||251|
What is the statement issued by the Minsa?
In which places will the use of the mask be mandatory?
- Department stores
- Commodity sourcing stores
Likewise, this would also be mandatory in closed places. The regulations will still be specified in the next few hours.