Report of coronavirus status #9: State of emergency expands until May 10th
To date there is a total of 20,914 confirmed cases, 572 deaths and 7,422 people recovered due to Covid19. Peru is the third country in Latin America with the highest number of contagions and deaths, after Ecuador and Brazil. This increase in numbers forced our President, Martín Vizcarra, to take drastic measures, such as extending the mandatory quarantine for two more weeks until May 10th.
In the face of the current situation, many hotels are already implementing new safety standards and updated cleaning protocols that allow them to continue working or be ready for when they reopen their doors. Many of them have also applied to certifications and inspections to obtain green light that they meet the new health standards.
Restaurants with delivery, e-commerce and packaged goods industries would be some of the categories that will resume their activities on May 4th, however this return will be gradually and obeying health safety protocols. A strategy for the use of bicycles during the pandemic is also being prepared, likely to become an alternative to meeting social distancing.
As for the possibility of traveling in and out of the country, the borders have not yet been opened, which make many Peruvians unable to return to their hometowns located in other regions or cities of the country, and citizens who wish to return to their homeland.
Tourism continues to be standby in our country, and we hope to return stronger when it is safe and prudent to travel again.
The Mavatravel team
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