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|2020 coronavirus pandemic in Peru|
Departments with confirmed coronavirus cases
|First outbreak||Czech Republic, France and Spain|
|Arrival date||6 March 2020|
On 10 March 2020, 11 cases were confirmed, from which 7 of the new cases were related to the first known case in Peru. On the following day, two new cases were registered. Due to the global pandemic, the Peruvian government decided to cancel classes in public and private schools, as a precautionary measure until 30 March.
On 15 March, Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra made a national announcement, declaring a 15-day quarantine effective from 16 March, effectively putting in place stringent rules 9 days after the first case was seen in the country. There was a sudden ban on all travel between provinces, all travel into and out of the country, and a ban put on place for planes, boats, trains, buses, and private automobiles.
On 16 March, group of four Mexicans from Tamaulipas who went to Cusco, on vacation could not return to Mexico until 2 April because all flights had been canceled and the borders of Peru were closed. Furthermore, thousands of American, Israeli, Australian, and British tourists trapped mostly in Cusco and Lima were unable to leave the country in the 24 hours between announcement of the quarantine and cessation of all flights. On this day, the President also announced a sum of 380 soles ($106 at the time) would be given to vulnerable families to help while most people are unable to work.
On 17 March, the second full day of quarantine, citizens were required to fill out an online form in order to obtain permission to leave home. Military paraded the streets of Lima to enforce this, and people were not allowed to walk together. At 8pm that night through an organized effort, Peruvians and residents in Peru went out to their balconies and windows to applaud the front-line workers such as doctors, the military, market shop owners, and police to applaud their efforts during the pandemic.
On 18 March, the government tightened the measures of quarantine, implementing a curfew from 8pm-5am where citizens are not allowed to leave their homes. A man who was seen taking out the trash that night was cornered by a dozen police cars and motorcycles, and arrested. 153 other people in Lima and Callao were detained that night for violating curfew.
On 20 March, President Vizcarra announced that Elizabeth Hinostroza would be stepping down from her post as Minister of Health in favor of Victor Zamora Mesia, who the President stated had more experience in the public health sector and was more experienced in the face of this pandemic. The President was also quoted as saying that if all citizens respect the quarantine and abide properly by its laws, the state of emergency could be lifted at the end of the 15-day quarantine, a relief in the face of bordering countries such as Chile declaring a 90-day state of emergency.
On 26 March, President Vizcarra made a national announcement that the quarantine will be amplified by 13 days, lasting until Sunday, April 12, inclusive. He cited the number of infringements of quarantine, especially in the north of the country in the La Libertad department.
On 30 March, the President made further restrictions to the curfew (which was previously 8pm to 5am nationwide), extending its start from 4pm for departments of La Libertad, Loreto, Piura, and Tumbes, and a start of 6 pm for the rest of the country to further limit movement. As a response, grocery stores which were open until 4 pm before now close at 3 pm. As of this date, there were 950 positive tests, 24 deaths, 49 patients in the ICU, and 37 on mechanical ventilation. 
On 2 April, the President made a live announcement to the country that for the remaining 10 days of quarantine, they will add one more restriction in order to flatten the curve. Mobilization outside of the house will be limited by days. Only men will be able to leave the house to buy groceries, medicines, or go to the bank on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Only women are allowed outside on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. No one is allowed on Sunday. These restrictions are to allow easy identification by police and military (rather than others that require more precise identification, such as even and odd numbers of each person's DNI number), and to reduce circulation by 50%. Wearing of masks in public was officially declared compulsory, although it was a rule enforced by police and military for a few weeks up to this announcement. As of this date, there are 1,414 positive cases, 189 hospitalized patients, and 51 in the ICU.
|Date||Total Cases||Lima Cases|