Current Situation Corona Virus in Peru
**UPDATE March 13th
The Peruvian Government on Thursday night agreed to suspend the arrival of flights from Europe and Asia to strengthen the measures aimed at preventing the coronavirus (COVID-19) from spreading in Peru.
**UPDATE March 12th
A special protocol was applied to passengers from Italy, Spain, France, Japan and China, including a forced self-quarantine of 14 days for everyone arriving in planes from those countries. To prevent the spread of the virus in Peru, passengers arriving from these countries are taken directly to special boarding lounges with health-care and immigration services
The President of Peru postponed the start of classes in all public and private schools to March 30, and a budget of 100 million soles has been designated to the Ministry of Health to strengthen prevention systems.
67% of Peruvians are very concerned that the coronavirus is already in the country, according to surveys conducted by Activa at the national level between March 6 and 9 of this year. 79% of Peruvians strongly agree or agree that massive events such as concerts, soccer games, fairs, among others, should be cancelled. Likewise, 43% of Peruvians have been frequenting fewer places with a high influx of people
UPDATE 6 March, 2020
On March 6, 2020, The President of Peru, Martin Vizcarra, confirmed the first case of the Coronavirus in Peru. The patient is a 25-year-old who had traveled in Europe including Spain and France. As of March 6, there have been no confirmed deaths.
March 5, 2020
Here is some good news for our travelers from Peru: so far, out of 107 COVID-19 samples that have been tested in Peru, all came back negative, according to Omar Trujillo (more…)