Peru has extended a state of emergency over the ongoing fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The decision extends emergency conditions for another 28 days as of August 1, reports Xinhua news agency.
“The national state of emergency will be extended due to the serious circumstances that affect the lives and health of people as a result of Covid-19,” the official newspaper “El Peruano” said.
Peru remains on alert against the new wave with an average of 11,000 new cases a day reported last week, official figures showed.
The Health Ministry has issued 80,336,753 vaccines, of which 68.6 per cent correspond to a third dose and 17.4 per cent to a fourth.
According to the World Health Organization, Peru reported 14,186 new Covid infections and 41 fatalities on Thursday, which increased the overall caseload and death toll to 3,873,702 cases and 214,120 deaths.