Health Alert: COVID-19 Update, Peru (September 9, 2020)
COVID-19 Cases: As of September 9, Peru’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) reports 696 000 confirmed cases of COVID-19; a total of 30,123 fatalities and 530 000 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 seventh in the world for the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html).
Confirmed cases and fatalities continue to increase because of the movement and economic activities in metropolitan areas. 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: Peru’s national state of emergency and quarantine measures are in place through Wednesday, September 9. Mandatory nightly curfew hours begin at 10:00 pm and end at 4:00 am for almost every region except Arequipa, Ica, Junin, Huanuco, San Martin, Madre de Dios y Ancash that still have an obligatory quarantine and curfew from 8:00 pm until 4:00 am. The all-day Sunday curfew remains in effect only to the regions that have obligatory quarantine for the rest is no longer available.
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.