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Minsa Issues Conflicting Vaccination Numbers

Last night Peru’ Ministry of Health reported two different numbers for the same total at different times during the day. At 2:55 pm the Ministry of Health published a press release saying that 80.04% of the target population (people age 12 and older) are now vaccinated with two doses. Emphasis was on celebrating the goal …

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Omicron Confirmed in Peru

Peru’s Minister of Health, Hernando Cevallos, confirmed yesterday that four people have tested positive for the omicron variant of COVID-19 in the country. [NOTE: This morning RPP Noticias is reported that the number of confirmed cases has risen to 12 indicating the rapid transmissibility of this variant.] The cases are already being monitored by the …

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It’s Finally Official: New Rules Go Into Effect Today

In the middle of the night with just minutes remaining before the new restrictions would go into effect, the Peruvian government released Supreme Decree 179-2021-PCM which will make proof of vaccination status a part of every day life in Peru. The new rules begin today today and will be in effect until January 2. As …

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Peru Reaches Another Vaccination Milestone

Tonight Peru’s Ministry of Health announced that 70% of their target population (people aged 12 and older) are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Earlier this week the Minister of Health, Hernando Cevallos, told Congress’ COVID-19 Commission that he expected that number to reach 80% by the end of 2021. [While I have some doubts about …

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How To Show Proof of Vaccination in Peru

In four days on Friday, December 10, the new rules in Peru will now require that only those who are fully vaccinated can enter “enclosed spaces” as well as travel domestically by land or air (for those over the age of 18) which implies that unvaccinated people will be closed out of most public places …

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Huge Travel and Mobility Restrictions in Peru Announced

According to RPP Noticias, the Peruvian government announced a new set of regulations that will be go into effect on Friday, December 10, including the requirement that those over 18 must be fully vaccinated to enter enclosed spaces. This rule was set to go into effect on December 15 but has now been moved up. …

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Update on COVID-19 in Peru Through November

With one more month left to go in 2021, the coming holiday season once again indicates that serious monitoring of the COVID situation in Peru is needed in the coming weeks. The second wave nearly a year ago devastated a country still without vaccines after Christmas and New Years gatherings causing massive explosions in COVID …

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New Rules for Peru Under COVID-19

This morning the Peruvian government announced through Supreme Decree 17-2021-PCM new rules that for the country that go into effect tomorrow and will continue through December 12. The biggest change is the opening of some land borders described below and coming new requirements for air passengers over age 45. Most of the country remains under …

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Peru Adjusts Air Travel Regulations

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) published new guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in passenger and cargo air transport. The document, approved by Ministerial Resolution N° 1195-2021MTC/01 published today in the Bulletin of Legal Norms of the Official Gazette El Peruano, is entitled “Sectorial guidelines for the prevention of Covid-19 in the …

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