Peru: Lima residents react to country’s first coronavirus case

President of Peru, Martin Vizcarra, confirmed on Friday the first case of coronavirus in the country and pointed out that the Ministry of Health had special modules for the diagnosis and treatment of cases of the COVID-19 in different hospitals across the country. Footage filmed in Lima on Friday shows one of them, the Hipolito Unanue Hospital, where posters with information and prevention... Еще methods against the coronavirus, as well as nurses and workers wearing masks can be seen. Residents of Lima have not been indifferent to the arrival of the disease that has captured the headlines of the world's media in recent weeks. «It was just a matter of time before it arrived here in Peru. The only necessary thing is to be prepared, to follow the preventive measures, such as washing your hands, avoiding contact of dirty hands with your eyes and face,» said Lima resident, Jhonatan Arevalo. David Condor, another local, said that after the first case, people will start taking precautionary measures. Earlier on Friday, Vizcarra confirmed that a 25-year-old man who had recently travelled through Spain, France and the Czech Republic was the first case of the coronavirus in Peru. According to the latest reports by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), at least 97,500 people worldwide have been infected by the COVID-19 so far and over 3,300 people have died.

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