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Weekly Report - 14 May 2020 (WR-20-19)

PERU: Quarantine pressure starting to show

When Peru first went into lockdown on 15 March, before a single coronavirus (Covid-19) death had been recorded in the country, President Martín Vizcarra was widely praised for his swift and decisive response. Almost two months later, the pressure is starting to show, as the quarantine has paralysed the country’s economy, but delivered only limited success in terms of public health.

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