Peru extends coronavirus lockdown to April 26; copper, zinc mines stay closed

The Peruvian government has extended the national state of emergency by two weeks to April 26 in an attempt to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus in the country.

President Martín Vizcarra announced the extension to the lockdown on Wednesday April 8. It was first declared on March 15.
In Peru, 4,342 people had tested positive for Covid-19 by the time of publication, and 121 people have died from the disease. This is up from 2,954 infected people on Monday.

The country is the second-largest global copper and zinc producer. Output totaled 2.46...

Published

Renato Rostás

April 09, 2020

13:37 GMT

São Paulo