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President Sagasti also rejected applying second confinement, as demanded by the country's health workers.
Council of Ministers President Violeta Bermudez Wednesday reported that Peruvian authorities ruled out postponing the elections scheduled for April 11 despite the second wave of contagions affecting the country.
"The difficult situation generated by the pandemic will not prevent the elections from taking place as planned," Bermudez assured, explaining that if the second round of voting is necessary, it will take place on June 6.
President Francisco Sagasti also rejected applying second confinement, as demanded by Peru's Medical Association (CMP) on Tuesday.
"The country needs drastic measures to contain the new COVID-19 outbreak. Hospitals are collapsing due to the lack of Intensive Care Units (ICU) beds and medical oxygen," the CMP warned.