The Prime Minister and several Ministers made new announcements as the third COVID wave is now moving across Peru that go into effect on January 7 according to the officially published Supreme Decree No. 002-2022-PCM. As of now, the new rules will be in place until January 16.
The Minister of Health, Hernando Cevallos, announced that several provinces have been moved from moderate or low to the high risk alert level, following the increase in the number of infections due to the arrival of the omicron variant.
In addition to Metropolitan Lima and Callao, the other provinces that have been moved to high alert level are Ica, Pisco, Cusco, Cajamarca, Jaen, Piura, Sullana, Talara, Trujillo, Pacasmayo, Chiclayo, Santa, Puno, Huaura, Bagua, Chachapoyas, Tacna, Huancayo, Satipo, Mariscal Nieto, Ilo and Tumbes.
These provinces will have to comply with more severe restrictions, among which is the curfew from 11 pm until 4 am. Other restrictions include a reduction in the capacity in shopping malls to 40%, restaurants to 50%, while coliseums or stadiums will not be allowed for public attendance.
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