Peru: Shopping centres reopen despite high number of coronavirus cases

Shopping centres reopened in Peru on Monday despite the country being one of the worst-hit by the coronavirus pandemics. In Peru, people were seen waiting in line to enter malls, while maintaining social distancing. Shoppers had to pass through disinfection tunnels and had their temperature checked upon entrance. «All workers, whether they work in shops or workshops, restaurants or in management, all had to present a negative test result for COVID-19 in order to work,» the mayor of the La Victoria District, one of the most populous districts of the capital, confirmed. A Lima resident, Ricardo Valdovan, expressed his fears about the reopening amid a high number of COVID-19 cases in Peru. «There will be a higher concentration of people and the number of infections will grow,» he said. «I think that for now we must continue taking measures and one of those is to still keep the shopping centres closed,» he added. Peru has 257,447 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 8,223 have died with the virus in the country thus far.

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