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COVID-19: Minister Cevallos points out that “the sale of alcoholic beverages and food on the beaches will be prohibited”

Lima, December 22, 2021Updated on 12/22/2021 10:04 am

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) announced that the sale of alcoholic beverages or food will not be allowed on the beaches in order to avoid crowds and possible infections of the coronavirus. He also ruled out the closure of these spaces during the summer season, but he did show in favor of the municipalities being able to demand the presentation of the vaccination card against him COVID-19.

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During the supervision of the vaccination day in the Campo de Marte (Jesús María), the Minister of Health, Hernando Cevallos, announced that today the recently announced restrictions will be made official, and among them will appear the aforementioned recommendation that will be supervised by them municipalities.

“In the case of the beaches there will be no restriction because they are open environments, but this is left to the decision of local governments due to the characteristics of some beaches due to the issue of agglomeration. But nevertheless, A recommendation from the Ministry of Health that we will surely express in the decree that will come out today is that the sale of alcoholic beverages and food will be prohibited, which is what generates agglomeration. People can go to the beaches and of course under the control of having the double vaccine “, he asserted.

It is worth remembering that from December 31, 2020 to January 4, 2021, the last government – led by former president Francisco Sagasti – established the closure of beaches in the country. To date, in the case of Lima, several coastal municipalities have implemented grids to comply with the distance allowed between groups of visitors to spas.

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Also, from the last December 15 to enter the Ancón beaches, it will be mandatory to show the physical or virtual vaccination card against COVID-19 according to an ordinance.

Meanwhile, given the proximity of the end of the year festivities and the summer season, the Regional Health Directorate (Diresa) Piura reported that The presentation of the vaccination card with the two doses will be requested so that vacationers can enter the beaches, one of the main tourist destinations in Piura.

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