Second wave of COVID-19: these are the measures dictated by the Government to stop the advance of the virus | COVID-19 | Coronavirus | Francisco Sagasti | Message to the Nation | LIME

Before the start of the second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Peru, the Government announced on Wednesday restrictive measures to stop the advance of the virus, which will be in effect from January 15 until the end of the month. The results will be evaluated every 15 days. The following are the provisions issued by the Executive:

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Beach closures

One of the measures announced by the Executive is that the beaches will continue with restricted access until January 31, although the president of the Council of Ministers, Violeta Bermúdez, remarked that she will coordinate with the municipalities to establish “protocols that allow for controlled capacity.” .

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Curfew

The Government detailed that for the ddepartments with moderate health alert level, which includes Amazonas, Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Loreto, San Martín and Ucayali, the curfew will be from 11 pm to 4 am

In the case of high alert regions, such as Arequipa, Apurímac, Cajamarca, Callao, Metropolitan Lima, Cusco, Huánuco, La Libertad, Madre de Dios, Moquegua, Pasco, Puno and Tumbes, the pedestrian and vehicular restriction will be 9 pm to 4 am

For the regions with a very high level of health alert, such as Áncash, Ica, Junín, Lambayeque, Lima Regions, Piura and Tacna, the curfew will apply from 7 pm to 4 am

Vehicular restriction

The Government announced that from Sunday, January 17, the vehicle restriction will be imposed for Metropolitan Lima and Callao. The measure will also be applied in the regions of Arequipa, Apurímac, Cajamarca, Cusco, Huánuco, La Libertad, Madre de Dios, Moquegua, Pasco, Puno and Tumbes.

For the territories that are at a very high alert level, we will have restrictions on vehicular traffic on Sundays, but also restrictions on pedestrian traffic. We have in very high regions Ancash, Ica, Junín, Lambayeque, Lima Regions, Piura and Tacna”, Stated the Minister of Education, Ricardo Cuenca.

COVID-19 Testing for Travelers

People who arrive in the country from abroad and are undergoing a mandatory quarantine, may leave the isolation period on the sixth day as long as they prove that they are not infected with the COVID-19 virus, according to the changes that were approved by the Council of Ministers during a meeting held this Wednesday.

The Government had issued a supreme decree so that all Peruvians, foreigners residing in Peru, and visiting foreigners who arrive in the country by international means carry out a mandatory quarantine for a period of 14 days from arrival in the national territory. The rule came into effect on January 4.

Remote work

Before the start of the second wave, the president of the Council of Ministers, Violeta Bermúdez, asked to promote remote work in both the public and private sectors to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

Bermúdez affirmed that only independent workers “have no choice” but to carry out their work outside their homes.

Capacity in shopping centers

The Executive Power announced on Wednesday new modifications in the capacity of gyms, casinos, shopping centers, department stores and restaurants, due to the increase in cases of coronavirus contagion.

The modification has been arranged based on three levels of health and economic alert for each region: moderate, high and very high alert. The Government has divided into three groups the commercial activities that will be affected by their capacity in the following way.

Group 1:

  • Gyms
  • Casinos
  • Cinemas
  • Performing arts
  • The capacities for this group are defined as follows:
  • In regions with a moderate alert level: 40%
  • High alert risk: 30%
  • Very high alert risk: 0%

Group 2:

  • Malls
  • Department stores
  • General Stores
  • Galleries
  • The capacities for this group are defined as follows:
  • Moderate alert risk: 50%
  • High alert risk: 40%
  • Very high alert risk: 30%

Group 3:

  • Restaurants
  • The capacities for this group are defined as follows:
  • Moderate alert risk: 60%
  • High alert risk: 50%
  • Very high alert risk: 40%

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