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May 08, 20 - 5:15 pm - LABS

For the fourth time in a row, Peru extends quarantine; now, until May 24th

Peru will extend the national quarantine until May 24th, announced this Friday the President Martín Vizcarra.

Martín Vizcarra, President of Peru.
Martín Vizcarra, President of Peru. Photo: mbzfotos/Shutterstock.

It is the fourth extension of the compulsory social isolation in the Andean country, which has the second-highest number of positive cases of the virus in Latin America, behind Brazil.

As of this Friday the country has 58,526 confirmed cases of coronavirus, and 1,627 deaths.