The Chamber of Tourism of Cusco (CARTUC), Chamber of Commerce of Cusco (CCC) and the Association of Tourism Agencies of Cusco, have published an open letter addressed to the Premier Violeta Bermúdez, in reference to the rumors of the beginning of a quarantine focused on the City of Cusco and Urubamba and Calca.
In the letter you can read the rejection of these measures. Below we transcribe the Letter:
CUSCO UNANIMOUSLY REFUSES TO ENTER A TARGETED QUARANTINE THAT WILL NOT HELP SAVE ANY LIVES AND THAT WILL END TO DESTROY THE ECONOMY OF ITS PEOPLE
Cusco, February 20, 2021
Premier of the Republic, Violeta Bermúdez
The Business Guilds of Cusco, and the public in general, are writing to you, knowledgeable people who are analyzing the following measures, to fight against the COVID19 pandemic.
For almost a year now, the health and economy of Peru have been devastated. Not only because of the effects of the virus on health, but because of the restriction measures that have not had the desired effects in containing the evil. Indeed, any restriction must be accompanied by MANAGEMENT, and this has unfortunately been an absent element in the strategy implemented by the executive.
The so-called “second wave” that we are facing has been devastating for our Region and the Country… But again not only because of the effects on infected and deceased, but also because of the new restrictions, whose effectiveness is completely questionable.
Unfortunately we perceive that there is not enough transparency in the dissemination of the figures that are made at the regional level, many times these differ from the official figures.
These repeatedly show a worse situation than it really is.
Yesterday … in the entire Region of more than 1,200,000 inhabitants, there were three deaths due to causes attributed to COVID. Therefore, we call for careful evaluation, because if we compare these figures with the peak days of the first wave, we are well below (from 52 deaths to 3).
The statistics of hospitalized in Cusco, are inflated by the “references” made from other regions.
From the authorities, however, they tell us that the figures continue to rise. Even if this were true, it would be a clear demonstration that restrictions on mobility and economic activities do not work.
The restrictions are factually only for the formal sector, which is precisely the one that complies with the protocols. In this sector, infections do not rise.
The informal sector DOES NOT ACCEPT restrictions.
Management from the authorities has not improved. We offer help from the private sector, as we did in the Plan te cares Cusco, with front line care, and logistics for the provision of oxygen. Lady Premier. If your government wants to act in defense of the People, the economy and health, Cusco must go to a stage of LESS RESTRICTIONS.
To download the Document in PDF, click here.