The day before the election of Peruvian President and Congressmen, COVID-19-related deaths occurred every day in Peru, setting a daily record.
The Peruvian Ministry of Health announced that 384 people have died from the new coronavirus infection, and the country’s total death toll from covida-19 is currently 54,669.
In the new wave of the spread of infections, health workers are facing the dilemma of medical oxygen shortages and tidy hospitals, but the government has failed to purchase enough vaccines. Peru’s previous daily record of rabies deaths was recorded on Wednesday, when 314 people died of the disease.
On Sunday, millions of Peruvians will vote in elections to elect the president and members of Congress. In Peru, voting is mandatory, and the fine for not participating in the vote is $25.
To make it easier to keep distance, the number of polling stations was increased, and voters were invited to bring pens and masks.
Peru has approximately 33 million inhabitants. So far, it has received only 1.5 million doses of vaccines from Sinopharma and Pfizer/BioNTech, which lags behind neighboring South American countries in terms of vaccination.