COVID-19 pandemic in Peru
|COVID-19 pandemic in Peru|
Departments with confirmed coronavirus cases Confirmed 1–9 Confirmed 10–59 Confirmed 60–99 Confirmed 100–299
|First outbreak||Wuhan, Hubei, China via Czech Republic, France and Spain|
|Arrival date||6 March 2020|
(4 months and 4 weeks)
|Severe cases||6,979 (hospitalized) |
On 15 March 2020, President Martín Vizcarra announced a country-wide lockdown, closing borders, slowing down domestic travel, and ending nonessential business, except health facilities, food vendors, pharmacies, and financial institutions.
Peru, with a total population of 32 million, has a total of 500 intensive care unit (ICU) beds available as of April 2020, and is working on expanding its nation-wide ventilator system from 40 to 540 machines within the coming months.
The engineering and production is supplied by the Peruvian military.
References[change | change source]
- "Peru records first confirmed case of coronavirus, President Vizcarra says". Reuters. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020 – via www.reuters.com.
- "Peru Population (2020) – Worldometer". www.worldometers.info. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
- PERÚ, Empresa Peruana de Servicios Editoriales S. A. EDITORA. "Peru President implements further restrictions on circulation to curb COVID-19". andina.pe (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-04-05.
- World, Republic. "Peru manufactures respirators for virus patients". Republic World. Retrieved 2020-04-05.