On January 18, local time, the Peruvian Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Defense successively issued announcements through social media. Health Minister Hernando Ceballos and Defense Minister Juan Carrasco have tested positive for the new coronavirus. The announcement said that the health of the two people is basically stable at present, and Ceballos has shown mild symptoms. Both have begun home isolation and will continue to work remotely.
According to statistics, the number of new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in Peru in the second week of January exceeded 206,000. That’s three times the peak of the country’s second wave of Covid-19. The Peruvian National Institute of Health (INS) expects the peak of the third wave to arrive at the end of January.