Peru eliminates mandatory use of masks in closed spaces | News
The Ministry of Health (Minsa) of Peru announced this Thursday the elimination of the mandatory use of the mask in closed spaces, a measure implemented to prevent Covid-19, since it should only be used when boarding public transport, in hospitals and places without ventilation.
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The health authority also specified that people with respiratory problems should wear a mask, both in open and closed spaces.
In this regard, the Peruvian Minister of Health Jorge López Peña specified that the supreme decree will be published on September 23.
The official added that the presentation of the vaccination card in closed spaces will be progressively withdrawn, but this requirement will be maintained for passengers arriving in the country from abroad.
Estimating that in two weeks the country should be ending the fourth wave of infections, the official said that the positive cases of Covid-19 continue to decrease.
López thanked all the epidemiologists for “the hard work carried out in recent years with epidemiological surveillance, preventing diseases from affecting the health of Peruvians.”
Last August, the Peruvian government made it official that the use of the mask in open spaces was optional throughout the country.
The latest data presented by the Minsa detail that, until September 20, 382 new infections and three deaths were diagnosed, for a total of 4,137,314 confirmed cases and 216,406 deaths from the virus.