A group of clowns from Lima called «Los Cachupines» have taken advantage of the closure of the circuses due to the COVID-19 pandemic to perform their shows in the streets and cheer up the local residents, on Thursday.
The four members of the group, Takito, Choka, Papelito and Piruetita, performed juggling, dancing and puppet shows to try to bring a smile to children and adults, in exchange for a few coins to cover their expenses.
Takito, whose real name is Joshua Vargas, explained that they are «young artists that day by day get we ahead and show our talent. Because we like this, we love this, we love art, we love children, we love the audience, we love all this».
The coronavirus has caused 20,649 deaths and left more than 460,000 infected in Peru, one of the nations hardest hit by the pandemic in all of Latin America. At least 310,000 people have recovered since the outbreak began in the Andean country.