President Sagasti announces quarantine for Lima and nine other regions
President Francisco Sagasti announced tonight that Lima and nine other regions will enter a quarantine from January 31 to February 14, to counteract the increase of covid-19 cases.
In a message to the Nation, it informed that the measure is applied due to the fact that in these jurisdictions the risk is extreme.
The areas included in this classification are Metropolitan Lima and Lima regions, Callao, Ancash, Pasco, Huanuco, Junin, Huancavelica, Ica and Apurimac.
There, all activities involving travel outside the home will be limited, with the exception of stores supplying basic products with a 40% capacity.
Restaurants will operate only under delivery mode and pedestrian exits will be authorized once a day for one hour. Interprovincial land and air transportation will be suspended.
Likewise, the President said that nine regions are at a very high risk level, which requires very strong protection measures. These include Tumbes, Amazonas, Cajamarca, Ayacucho, Cusco, Puno, Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna.
In these jurisdictions, only general stores are authorized to open with a capacity of 20%; basic products stores with a capacity of 50% and open-air restaurants with a capacity of 30%.
Interprovincial land transportation will be allowed with a 50% capacity and air transportation will continue as before. The curfew will be between 8:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m., on Saturdays and Sundays the use of private vehicles will be restricted.
Sagasti mentioned that the rest of the country is at a high level and the curfew will remain between 9:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. the following day. Private vehicular traffic will be restricted on Sundays, and interprovincial transportation will be allowed.
“We have no regions in moderate situation, which indicates the severity of the pandemic we are facing. We will maintain the restrictions for international flights from Europe and Brazil will be included,” he added.
All these measures, the dignitary stressed, will come into effect on Sunday, January 31 at 00:00 hours for a period of 15 days, that is, up to and including February 14.