The Executive Power published the highest decree extending the state of national need as a result of the COVID-19 and dictates the measures that will govern the whole country from March 29 to April 11, including the days of holy week,
Supreme Court decision no. 058-2021-PCM extends the national emergency to 30 calendar days on Thursday 1 April due to the conditions affecting the country as a result of the coronavirus.
During this period, the norm recalls, the exercise of constitutional rights regarding personal liberty and security, the inviolability of the house, and the freedom of assembly and movement is restricted. The police and the armed forces ensure compliance with the issued provisions.
The legal system also updates the alert level (“high”, “very high and extreme”) against the coronavirus by province or department.
The same decree stipulates that from March 29 to April 11, compulsory social immobilization (exit election) will be provided at different times, according to the level of alert by province and department, according to the following detail:
Medium alarm level: Monday to Sunday from 23:00 to 04:00. m the next day.
High alarm level: Monday to Sunday from 22.00 hours to 04.00 hours the next day.
Very high alarm level: Monday to Sunday from 21:00 to 04:00 the next day.
Extreme alarm level: Monday to Saturday from 21:00 to 04:00 the next day; and, on Sunday all day.
As is well known, this compulsory social immobilization does not apply to health personnel, financial services, markets and shops of primary need, pharmacies, sanitation, energy, public cleaning, funeral services, among others, which perform essential work.
Sunday without car
During the same period (from March 29 to April 11), the Executive ordered the ban on the use of private cars on Sundays throughout the country, regardless of the alarm level in the province.
This means that on Sunday 4 and 11 April the circulation of private cars is prohibited unless you have the special pass for essential work. However, public transportation will work on both dates.
Exceptionally, private cars that have the relevant bicycle pass issued by the competent authority may circulate. Also exempt from this measure are the staff of the organizations of the Peruvian electoral system.
Easter: Quarantine all day
As the government had already expected, from Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 April, there will be compulsory social immobilization (quarantine) at national level throughout the day.
The use of private cars throughout the country is prohibited during these dates, regardless of the level of risk the provinces face against COVID-19.
However, the population will be able to travel on foot or by bicycle to buy basic necessities, medicines and pick up food in restaurants, the norm states.
As is often the case during the term of a quarantine, only the public transport of passengers and taxis is allowed for the transport of people performing essential work.
During the four days, according to the highest decree, only the following activities are allowed:
Stores supplying basic supplies, supermarkets, markets, traveling markets, warehouses and pharmacies, with capacity according to the level of warning and attention from 04.00 to 18.00
2. Pharmacy and drugstore service for home delivery (delivery) 24 hours a day.
Restaurant service for delivery at home (delivery), from 04.00 hours to 23.00 hours
4. Activities related to the distribution of educational materials, carried out by managers, lecturers, assistants, administrative staff and contractors.
Vaccination will continue
Likewise, the vaccination process against the coronavirus will continue during the referenced period, the rule refers.
From 01 to 03 April 2021, the inter-provincial transport service of people over land and air will be suspended. Meanwhile, on Sunday, the 4th interprovincial transport will be activated for the return journey of those who have traveled outside their place of residence.