Health Alert: COVID-19 Update, Peru (October 18, 2020)
COVID-19 Cases: As of October 18, Peru’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) reports 868,675 confirmed cases of COVID-19; a total of 33,759 fatalities and 779,779 have recovered. Lima and Callao still have the highest concentration of COVID-19 cases countrywide.
According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, Peru is currently ninth in the world for the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html).
Confirmed cases and fatalities continue have decrease a little but they still have cases. Everyone is encouraged to continue practicing social distancing, and facemasks are required at all times in public to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Also, the government has dictated a new rule for everybody who is going to use public transportation, apart from wearing a face mask you have to use a facial protector.
Prime Minister, Pedro Cateriano, on the 3 of august confirms that the order to have remote work has extended until July 2021 to avoid the risk of contagious.
Quarantine Measures and National Curfew: Mandatory nightly curfew hours begin at 11:00 pm and end at 4:00 am for almost every region except Cusco, Tacna, Moquegua and Puno that still have an obligatory quarantine and curfew from 8:00 pm until 4:00 a from Monday to Saturday and Sunday all day. The all-day Sunday curfew for the other cities is no longer available but can’t use private vehicles.
For a complete list of quarantine restrictions, refer to the U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 webpage at https://pe.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information.
If you want to know more about all the arrangements we have made in Treehouse Lodge for all of our guests, take a look at our blog “7 guidelines to prevent COVID 19 at Treehouse” for more information. Don’t forget you can contact us if you have any questions and we would be happy to assist.