The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus rises to four (04) in Cusco. According to the Peruvian government portal (Source: National Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Diseases (CDC-Peru)) in its latest update today, March 19, 2020 at 1:53 pm, the number of confirmed cases of infection by COVID-19 in Cusco rises to 4. We still do not know of the last confirmed case, but we do know that we are in phase 3 of the pandemic, which means that those infected with COVID-19 are local people who were not abroad or they have relatives abroad, so it will be necessary to follow the government’s isolation instructions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Peru.
In order to contain and control the spread of COVID-19, the Government declared a national state of emergency on March 15, via Supreme Decree 040-2020-PCM and effective for 15 calendar days. The norm stipulates the compulsory social isolation of the population, the closing of borders, the suspension of work activities in the public and private sectors (with exceptions), an extraordinary bonus for health personnel, the exceptional delivery of resources to low-income families. resources, among other measures.
For its part, the Ministry of Health maintains control measures to protect the health of citizens and the National Institute of Health (INS), through its National Reference Laboratory for Respiratory Viruses, is ready to diagnose the new virus quickly in order to provide adequate treatment to patients. The INS is the only official and authorized entity for the processing of samples and delivery of results in Peru.
Important note from the Peruvian Government regarding the coronavirus
- State of Emergency: from March 15 to 30, staff from health centers, banks, pharmacies, taps, the media, telephone exchanges, supermarkets, markets, public cleaning may only work in person, upon request for a special transit permit. , hotels and accommodation centers. If this is not your case, you must work from home (telework).
- Mandatory Social Immobilization Order: From March 18, you will not be able to mobilize anywhere between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. for no reason.