Peru: Curfew to begin at 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve | News | ANDEAN

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Following Christmas restrictions, the New Year’s curfew will extend from December 31 at 11:00 p.m. to January 1 at 4:00 a.m., in line with measures imposed by the government due to the increase in cases of Omicron COVID-19 variants. in Peru.

This was announced by Minister of Health Hernando Cevallos, who added that the goal is to avoid social gatherings and crowds in the presence of the Omicron variant, as well as reduce the risk of contagion.

Regarding the end of year celebrations, the Cabinet member recommended maintaining the social bubble, which consists of meeting only people with whom the accommodation is shared, without allowing the entry of foreigners.

“Let’s get together with our closest family members, with whom we share every day; that’s the meaning of Christmas, but (don’t (have)) bigger meetings,” he suggested. .

Beach closures

Last Tuesday, Minister of Health Cevallos met with the mayor of Lima Jorge Muñoz, the high command of the armed forces and the national police, to discuss the possible closure of beaches along the Peruvian coast on December 31, January 1, 2 and 3.

In this regard, the minister did not rule out the closure of beaches for the New Year, although he clarified that this will depend on the ability of law enforcement and municipalities to commit to controlling the limit. capacity and biosecurity measures that prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“The possibility of closing the beaches is not excluded, but we understand that this is not the most appropriate thing. If we can make sure that the Armed Forces and municipal governments can control the capacity limit and not – entry of drinks, so I think the beaches could remain open because it is a place of recreation for all families “, he underlined.

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Posted: 12/29/2021


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