Pilar Mazzeti withdrew from the conference after an incident: “If they are going to continue yelling, I’ll get up and leave.”

The Minister of Health, Pilar Mazzetti, abruptly ended the press conference in which the first case of the new variant was confirmed of the SARS CoV-2 from the UK. The holder of the Minsa He decided to retire after previously asking that his voice not be raised when asking questions.

After an hour and 18 minutes of conference – between government announcements and response to journalists’ inquiries – the minister emphasized that reporters only ask one question each in order to give other colleagues the opportunity and avoid spending so much time together. in the same room.

When the conference was already ending, one of the reporters – off the microphone – asked more questions and with a high tone of voice that bothered the minister, who made a first exhortation to ask only one question and lower her tone with the one who was asking the question.

After the minister asked for reassurance, the spokesman for the Ministry of Health He recalled that the call established that journalists could only ask one question. After this, Mazzetti asked the reporter to lower his voice and take a seat.

“Please be quiet. If you could lower your voice, I would appreciate it. Would you be so kind as to take a seat? I will answer your question but take a seat and we don’t need to raise your voice. If you are going to keep yelling, I will get up and go “said the minister.

After this call, the reporter continued with his question -related to the number of doses of vaccines that will reach the country- and tried to ask a second question; however, the minister interrupted him to remind him that only one consultation was allowed.

“I am going to thank you, please, that in these meetings we all keep calm. The situation is already quite tense for everyone.” After this, the correspondent tried to return to his question, but was interrupted by the minister. “If they are going to continue to intervene, I will get up and leave,” he said and then left the place.

Moments earlier, Minister Mazzetti had reported the first case in Peru of the new variant of the SARS CoV-2 detected in September in the UK. It is about a Peruvian resident in the country who, in the days before Christmas, attended a family reunion.

The head of Health asked Peruvians to be more careful and avoid social gatherings with crowds. “We have to maintain and be very careful to avoid contagion. There is no magic pill, there is no self-medication,” he said.

The incident occurred in the last seconds of the video

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