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Peru Extends State of Emergency Against Covid-19 thru June 30

President Martin Vizcarra on Friday reported that the state of national emergency will be extended thru June 30 in Peru.

In a public statement, the Head of Peruvian State informed that his administration has approved a supreme decree titled “Citizenship towards a new social coexistence,” which contains details of the extended mandatory social isolation and immobilization (curfew).

During his speech, the top official read part of the supreme decree, which will be published in the next few hours, to clear doubts about the scope of the state of emergency extension.

“We declare a state of national emergency from Monday, May 25, to Tuesday, June 30, and order mandatory social isolation, meaning quarantine due to the serious circumstances that affect the life of the nation as a result of the covid-19,” he expressed.

The statesman explained that the decree makes direct reference to the quarantine extension until June 30, but with “modification” and “flexibility” in some activities of the services sector and others linked to the Health, Economy, and Defense spheres.

“The quarantine remains in force because —as we have said— for us, what matters the most are the population’s health and lives, and we are going to make the necessary efforts to take care of them,” he said.

The leader added that additional efforts will be made so that this extended quarantine can be more bearable by all Peruvian households.

Initially set to last from March 16 to 30, the state of emergency had been first extended to April 12, then thru April 26, followed by May 10, Sunday May 24, and recently until June 30.

Remarks were made in a televised press conference within the framework of a mandatory social isolation imposed to prevent the COVID-19 from further spreading in the South American country.