The Peruvian government announced on Monday, July 27, that domestic travel restrictions and curfew hours have been extended until Friday, July 31, in the Cajamarca and Cusco regions, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The extension applies to the Jaén and San Ignacio provinces in the Cajamarca region, as well as the La Convención province in the Cusco region.
Additionally, a mandatory curfew has been implemented between the hours of 20:00 to 04:00 (local time), as well as a mandatory all-day Sunday curfew in the following regions:
- Áncash (entire region)
- Arequipa (entire region)
- Cajamarca (only the provinces of Jaén and San Ignacio)
- Cusco (only the province of La Convención)
- Huánuco (entire region)
- Ica (entire region)
- Junín (entire region)
- Madre de Dios (entire region)
- San Martín (entire region)
The Peruvian government announced that domestic flights previously resumed from July 15, however, travel to and from the above-mentioned regions remains prohibited. Regularly scheduled commercial international flights remain suspended, and Peru's borders are closed for all but essential traffic.
As of Tuesday, July 28, there have been 389,717 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Peru, and 18,418 associated fatalities. Further international spread of the virus is expected in 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). Since then, human-to-human transmission of the virus has been confirmed.
Cases of the virus have been confirmed in numerous countries and territories worldwide. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the global outbreak a pandemic. Virus-screening and quarantining measures are being implemented at airports worldwide, as well as extensive travel restrictions.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Some patients may experience other symptoms such as body pains, nasal congestion, headache, conjunctivitis, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell or a rash on skin or discoloration of fingers or toes. These symptoms (in most cases mild) appear gradually. Generally, most patients (around 80 percent) rec
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 COVID-19 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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