By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews 

Peru’s Ministry of Health recorded an additional 9,000- plus COVID-19 cases, bringing the country total to 507,996 confirmed cases, the sixth most in the world.  To date, there are 13,987 patients hospitalized for COVID-19, of which 1,525 are in the ICU with mechanical ventilation.

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In addition, the death toll now stands at 25,648.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Government recommends physical distancing of at least one meter from another person, wearing a mask and washing hands frequently.

On Thursday, The Ministers of Health, Pilar Mazetti and Foreign Relations, Mario López, presented on the introduction of the vaccine against Covid-19 in Peru, together with a renowned panel of specialists.

As a country, external efforts have been multiplying in the bilateral and multilateral spheres, such as the Revolving Fund of the Pan American Health Organization (WHO / PAHO) and the COVAX coalition to access the vaccine.

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During his message to the nation, the President of the Republic, Martín Vizcarra, mentioned that “Bringing vaccine to Peru is a national objective declared as a public good.” To do this, the Multisectoral Commission for the coordination and articulation of actions has been created to access the development, production, acquisition and distribution of the vaccine against Covid-19, which will be declared a universal public good.