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Peru extends the COVID emergency state to the end of August | Coronavirus pandemic news

Due to continued political uncertainty after the June presidential election, Peru has been working hard to contain the coronavirus infection.

Peru has extended a state of emergency related to the coronavirus until the end of August, allowing the government to impose restrictions to curb the infection.

Interim President Francisco Sagasti (Francisco Sagasti) and his government’s resolution on Sunday extended the order that was originally scheduled to be cancelled on July 31 to the end of next month.

This means that the restrictions imposed since March last year, including night curfews, will continue.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, Peru has been struggling to control the surge in coronavirus cases and deaths in recent months. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has recorded more than 2.07 million infections and more than 193,000 deaths.

“Almost all Peruvians know that someone has died of COVID-19,” said Cesar Carcamo, an epidemiologist at the Cayetano Heredia University, a famous medical school in Peru. Tell Al Jazeera in May.

At the end of the month, the country adjusted the number of deaths from the coronavirus to make it The highest per capita death rate in the world.

The government organized a 36-hour coronavirus vaccination campaign over the weekend to allow Peruvians to be fully vaccinated. Hundreds of people lined up in the capital Lima to receive the vaccination.

Violeta Bermudez said: “Vaccines can protect us, and vaccines will also enable us to gradually continue to resume activities that we have not been able to do in more than a year since we have been taking care of ourselves during the pandemic. “Chairman of the Council of Ministers.

Raul Figueroa, a local resident, said he felt much better after receiving two doses of the vaccine. “You can work peacefully, [our personal] economic [can get] Figueroa said that once the vaccine is fully vaccinated, it will be better.

“Because the poorest economically are suffering, not the rich, the poorest [are suffering]. “

Peru is still plagued by political uncertainty because the country’s electoral institutions have not officially confirmed the results of fierce competition President election last month.

Leftist Teachers’ Union Leader Pedro Castillo Won 50.12% of the vote-about 44,000 more people than his rival, right-wing Keiko Fujimori.

But Fujimori, the daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, insisted that the poll was fraudulent without evidence.

She challenged thousands of votes, which are currently being reviewed by an election jury. The results of this review are expected to be announced in the next few days.

International observers stated that no serious irregularities occurred during the election.

Fujimori told her supporters on Saturday, “We will not accept” what she called “fraud.”

She said at a meeting in Lima: “In the past few weeks, we have seen a lot of allegations of violations, and they want to announce the results as soon as possible.”

Hundreds of supporters of the two candidates set up camp in the Peruvian capital to “defend” their votes.



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