RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Francisco Sagasti of Peru on Tuesday night, January 26th, announced a total lockdown of the capital and nine other regions following a significant increase in COVID cases, which he said had pushed hospitals close to collapse.
Sagasti said the new measures covering central Peru would remain in effect until at least February 14th. They include instructions to work from home, the closure of all non-essential shops, the suspension of interregional land and air travel and the extension of a ban on flights coming from Europe to flights from Brazil in a bid to curb . . .