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The first four Omicron cases were confirmed on Sunday, and after the increase on Monday, the health minister announced a series of measures to curb its further spread.
Peruvian health authorities confirmed eight new cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, bringing to 12 the number of people infected by Omicron in the country, Health Minister Hernando Cevallos said on Monday.
"Today more cases have been detected with an infection speed much higher than the Delta (variant)," he warned in a statement.