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05 May 2020 | 04:55 PM UTC

Peru: Authorities announce phases in relaxing nationwide lockdown May 10 /update 13

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Peruvian authorities announce phases to restart commercial activities starting May 10; follow authority directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/5/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/31/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Lima). COUNTRY/REGION Peru

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On Sunday, May 3, the Peruvian government announced a four-phase plan to reopen its economy. Each phase will be rolled out on a monthly basis, with the first phase beginning sometime in May, the second in June, third in July, and the last in August. The mining, construction, commerce, tourism, and services including take-out service at restaurants are set to resume in the first phase. The ministry of each sector will publish health protocols in the coming days, as well as the date in which each will resume operations.

This announcement was made despite reports of high COVID-19-related deaths and case numbers. The Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 47,372 confirmed cases and 1344 deaths on Monday, May 4, an increase of 1444 cases in 24 hours.

President Martin Vizcarra announced on Thursday, April 23, that the ongoing state of emergency will remain in place until Sunday, May 10. The ongoing nationwide curfew from 18:00 to 04:00 (local time) remains in place. Curfews in the Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, and Loreto regions, however, run from 16:00 to 04:00. Only one household member is permitted to leave their home for essential goods and services, urgent issues, and business between Monday and Saturday. No one is permitted to leave their homes on Sundays. These measures are expected to remain in place amid the state of emergency extension. All individuals are banned from visiting public places such as parks, beaches, gyms, and bars. Face-to-face classes in schools remain suspended indefinitely and large gatherings remain prohibited. Individuals are also advised to use face masks outdoors.

Further international spread of COVID-19 is to be expected over the near term.


The first case of COVID-19 was reported on December 31 and the source of the outbreak has been linked to a wet market in Wuhan (Hubei province, China). Human-to-human and patient-to-medical staff transmission of the virus have been confirmed. Many of the associated fatalities have been due to pneumonia caused by the virus.

Cases of the virus have been confirmed in numerous countries and territories worldwide. Virus-screening and quarantining measures are being implemented at airports worldwide, as well as extensive travel restrictions. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

Pneumonia symptoms include dry cough, chest pain, fever, and labored breathing. Pneumonia can be contagious and can be transmitted from human to human. The influenza virus, or the flu, is a common cause of viral pneumonia.


Measures adopted by local authorities evolve quickly and are usually effective immediately. Depending on the evolution of the outbreak in other countries, authorities are likely to modify, at very short notice, the list of countries whose travelers are subject to border control measures or entry restrictions upon their arrival to the territory in question. It is advised to postpone nonessential travel due to the risk that travelers may be refused entry or be subject to quarantine upon their arrival or during their stay.

To reduce the risk of transmission, travelers are advised to abide by the following measures:

  • Frequently clean hands by applying an alcohol-based hand rub or washing with soap and water.
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue; if used, throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands.
  • If experiencing a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or any other symptoms suggestive of respiratory illness, including pneumonia, call emergency services before going to the doctor or hospital to prevent the potential spread of the disease.


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