The measure was communicated on the morning of Wednesday, March 18 by Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra. The government issued an emergency decree to “declare compulsory social immobilization” (curfew) from eight at night until five in the morning, to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
This information has already been published by many newspapers and electronic media. As reported by RPP Noticias:
At a press conference in the Government Palace, the president stated that this measure was taken because there is a percentage of Peruvians who do not respect the restrictions that are part of the state of emergency.
“This obliges us to take measures, one is the one that we are decreeing from today the compulsory social immobilization from eight at night until five in the morning, it is a supreme decree that establishes this measure, from today nobody can circulate until tomorrow, “he said.
“Most of them are at home, but others are not. This immobilization will be for them and for all, starting today at eight o’clock at night, and the Armed Forces and the National Police of Peru will be in charge of strict compliance with this measure, which will be no only for Lima, but nationally, “he said.
Measures were also reported to prevent private vehicles from circulating during the day without affecting public transport.