The strict quarantine is maintained in the Cusco, Moquegua, Puno and Tacna regions; as well as in 25 provinces of 12 departments. (Find out more here )
The Government extended the state of emergency until September 30 in order to contain the advance of coronavirus infections in the country. In addition, it extended the targeted quarantine until the same date, but with modifications in relation to the one established during July.
The Minsa also detailed that to date the number of people infected by coronavirus rose to 750,098 in the country. Similarly, he indicated that there are a total of 31,146 deaths due to this disease nationwide.
Coronavirus in Peru: 594,513 patients recovered and were discharged
According to the president, with the restriction of the use of private vehicles on Sundays, it is sought if people go to “the store” or to the shopping center “to do so” in the area near their home. (Find out more here )
Starting this Sunday, September 20
the president limited they will be able to attend the shops and people will be able to leave home respecting social distancing, the use of a mask and without going to family or friends gatherings. The latter remain prohibited throughout the week.
On Wednesday, in a meeting with the country’s regional governors, President Martín Vizcarra said: “On the following two Sundays [del mes de setiembre] we have approved allowing economic activities in regions and provinces where there is no targeted quarantine with a restriction: that the use of private mobility is not allowed on Sundays ”.
The Government approved this Wednesday to lift the mandatory social immobilization on Sundays in regions without targeted quarantine such as Lima and Callao. However, not all restrictions were released: the use of private vehicles will continue to be prohibited throughout the country on the last day of the week, except for the exceptions provided by law.
Sundays without quarantine and without private vehicles: what is the impact of the new measures?
“We have been with the Army since the beginning of the health crisis, fighting an atypical war. Today we are all the Army and I call on you to continue fighting until the last vaccine is applied, ”said the minister during the event. (Find out more here )
He also made a public recognition to all members of the Army and the military forces in general for the work carried out, and urged them to continue fighting until the coronavirus vaccine arrives.
The Minister of Health, Pilar Mazzetti, who led the health activity, indicated that this event was for the benefit of professionals who provide unconditional support to citizens since the beginning of the health emergency.
The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Thursday that two thousand members of the Army, including military and civilian personnel, were subjected to COVID-19 screening tests at the Peruvian Army Headquarters, known as the Pentagonito de San Borja, as part of the operation called ‘Thani’.
Two thousand members of the Army were subjected to a COVID-19 discard test in the Pentagonito
Coronavirus in Peru: the quarantine focused on more than 20 provinces in nine regions of the country is lifted
“During the time of the pandemic, we continue to treat patients from different parts of the country with burns of different degrees, some have even been infected with COVID-19, the main cause of these burns in children continues to be with hot liquids”added the doctor.
The number of child victims of burns with hot liquids have increased considerably in the National Institute of Child Health (INSN) of Breña during the pandemic, indicated Dr. Marco Ramírez, head of the Plastic Surgery and Burns service of the referred hospital.
INSN: number of children burned by hot liquids increased during the pandemic
“Before, the presence of the newborn was required, from zero to 8 months, for its first procedure since the footprint or pelmoscopic footprint had to be taken, but the pandemic has led us to modify all the procedures and regulations that required this procedure, but always ensuring the identity of the minor “, he detailed.
“Normally about 40,000 births are registered per month, but due to the pandemic it is estimated that to date there must still be around 200,000 parents who have not been able to generate the registration of their children”Jorge Puch, Reniec’s manager of Civil Registries, said in dialogue with the Andina Al día program.
The National Registry of Identification and Civil Status (Reniec) reported this Thursday that so far in the pandemic due to the new coronavirus in Peru, around 200,000 children have not been able to be registered.
Reniec: about 200 thousand children have not been registered in the COVID-19 pandemic so far
In this sense, it is proposed to create the “Pro Internal Tourism” day, which will allow public sector workers to take the last day of each week in charge of internal tourism, and thus promote tourism weekends.
To counteract these projections, the head of Mincetur, Rocío Barrios, indicated that a package of measures is being formulated to increase demand and promote domestic tourism in the coming months.
Given the impact of the coronavirus, domestic tourism in Peru will decline by 34 million trips this year, estimates the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur). This implies going from a flow of 48.6 million of trips last year to 14.7 million this 2020.
Mincetur proposes that workers can take Fridays as a day off for internal tourism
“On the gradual release of the measures, which, if it is observed that any of them has not generated the expected result, these restrictive measures can quickly be resumed, but basically we need everyone to follow this route of maintaining prevention measures”, he referred.
In dialogue with the Central Information program of RPP Noticias, he explained that the decisions made by the Executive respond to the fact that a “marked” decrease in infections has been reported in the country in recent weeks. It is worth mentioning that President Martín Vizcarra pointed out that this drop is also recorded in deaths and hospitalizations.
Dr. Luis Rodríguez, director general of the National Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Diseases (CDC), said that the Government will monitor the latest measures adopted such as the lifting of social immobilization on Sundays and change of curfew , within the framework of the state of emergency due to coronavirus. In that sense, it considered that restrictive actions could be taken again if necessary.
National Epidemiology Center: if the results are not as expected, restrictive measures against COVID-19 can be resumed
“Avenida Brasil is a road that has already successfully demonstrated that it can become a healthy corridor of more than 4 kilometers that benefits citizens, with characteristics that can ensure healthy recreation with the required social distancing”said the burgomaster.
The proposal responds to the announcement made by the Government to lift the mandatory social immobilization on Sundays. As reported by the municipality in a statement, this road is classified as “healthy” by maintaining that it meets all the conditions that ensure social distancing in the development of activities.
On day 186 of the state of emergency due to coronavirus, the Municipality of Magdalena del Mar presented a proposal for the return, on Sundays, of the Via Activa Brasil program, which consists of closing the central lane of the avenue for recreational and sports purposes.
Avenida Brasil: Magdalena proposes a return to recreational activities on Sundays in the central lane
The commune through the Sub-Management of Citizen Security reiterated that this type of operation will continue with more force with the aim of enforcing the state of health emergency and the increase in people with COVID-19.
This was reported by the provincial municipality, which added that the operations were carried out in the last two weeks to avoid further infections by COVID-19.
In compliance with the regulations established by the Executive Power, within the framework of the state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 50 people were intervened for failing to comply with the measures to counter the coronavirus. This activity was carried out in coordination between the Provincial Municipality of Huancavelica, the national police and the serenazgo of the commune.
Huancavelica: more than 50 people intervene in breach of the state of emergency due to COVID-19
He explained that the first criterion to lift immobilization on Sundays, with some restrictions, was the greater availability of hospital beds today.
He recalled that this measure will be implemented in the national territory, with the exception of areas with targeted quarantine such as Puno, Moquegua, Cusco and Tacna.
The Minister of Defense, Jorge Chávez Cresta, affirmed that the Sunday immobilization will be lifted as of September 21 due to the new downward indicators in the number of hospitalized and deceased by Covid-19.
Minister of Defense: Sundays immobilization will be lifted by new indicators
The priest of the Cristo Misionero parish in Chorrillos hopes to get ten oxygen cylinders for the benefit of his community infected by coronavirus. The goal is to supply more neighbors affected by the pandemic. Watch the video here .
Chorrillos: parish organizes a raffle to buy oxygen balloons
“In the city of Trujillo there will be a special case, although the quarantine is going to be lifted, it will remain with social immobilization on Sundays and that is because each region is being evaluated based on its development, its health situation and development that you want to achieve in the community ”, he stated in RPP.
Defense Minister Jorge Chávez announced that the targeted quarantine will be lifted in the city of Trujillo, but the total immobilization measure will be maintained on Sundays, despite the fact that it will no longer apply to other towns that do not have restrictions.
The quarantine will be lifted in Trujillo, but total immobilization will be maintained on Sundays