Peruvian government confirms infections of three ministers to Covid-19 | News


The Peruvian Ministry of Health reported this Tuesday that the head of the portfolio, Hernando Cevallos; Defense Minister Juan Carrasco; and the Peruvian Foreign Minister, Óscar Maúrtua, tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.


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In this sense, the health entity specified that the ministers present a stable state of health, with mild symptoms of the disease; in addition to being in quarantine, and while they carry out their functions remotely.

“The Minister of Defense, Juan Carrasco Millones, has been diagnosed positive for Covid-19 after performing the routine molecular test, he continues to follow the medical indications and the established health protocols,” reported the Andean country’s Ministry of Defense.

On the other hand, the Minister of Economy, Pedro Francke, reported that he had contracted the disease for the second time; It should be noted that he is immunized with the three anticovid vaccines.

To date, the Latin American country has accumulated a total of 2,631,826 Covid-19 infections, of which 8,227 were reported on the last day; Regarding the deceased, 42 are counted, with a total of 203,550 fatalities since the start of the pandemic.

Regarding vaccination rates, Peru has 54,221,612 doses applied against the pandemic, of which 6,480,159 people were immunized with booster vaccines, representing 54.6 percent of the vulnerable population.

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