Health Alert: Updates to Movement Restrictions and Extension of Health Emergency (February 25, 2021)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Event: Updates to Movement Restrictions and Extension of Health Emergency (February 25, 2021)

Extension of the State of Emergency:

On February 24, ​2021, the Government of Peru announced the readjustment of regional alert levels, the lifting of general quarantine, and the imposition of new curfew hours, effective from March 1 to March 14, 2021.

Regions in “Extreme Alert” ​include the city of Lima ​(Lima ​​Metropolitan region, Callao, ​Huaura, Barranca, Huarochiri and Huaral) and some regions within Áncash (Huaraz), Ayacucho (Huamanga), Cusco (Canchis), Huancavelica (Huancavelica and Tayacaja), Huánuco (Huánuco), Ica (Ica and Chincha), Junín (Huancayo, Tarma, Chanchamayo, Satipo, Chupaca), Loreto (Maynas), Moquegua (Ilo), Pasco (Oxapampa), Puno (Puno), and Tacna (Tacna).  Other provinces and departments remain in “Very High Alert” and “High Alert” with lesser movement and capacity restrictions.

In areas of “Extreme alert,” the curfew lasts from 9:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. from Monday to Saturday and all​-day Sunday.

Some facilities including restaurants, banks, pharmacies, stores, salons, and tourist sites may open with limited ​occupancy.  Other facilities including gyms, casinos, beaches, and places of worship remain closed.  Interprovincial transport is now open subject to capacity limitations.  You can find more information here (in Spanish):   https://elperuano.pe/noticia/115961-gobierno-levanta-cuarentena-y-dispone-toque-de-queda.

Extension of Health Emergency:

On February 19, 2021, the Government of Peru extended the COVID-19 health emergency for another 180 days, from March 7 to September 2.  You can find more information here (in Spanish):  https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-supremo-que-prorroga-la-emergencia-sanitaria-declara-decreto-supremo-n-009-2021-minsa-1929103-4/.

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