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Lima, Aug 12 . .- Peruvians will have to remain confined to their homes again on Sundays, in addition to forgetting to organize meetings with family or friends, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country that has triggered infections to more than 489,000, with more than 6,000 daily positives.
The president of Peru, Martín Vizcarra, announced in a televised statement the supreme decree that orders mandatory social immobilization as a result of the outbreak of the pandemic, after lifting that measure at the end of last June when the quarantine decreed in March ended.
« We are going, starting this Sunday, to return to mandatory immobilization on Sundays. We want and think that it is preferable to go back a step, only on Sunday, to generate responsibility for everyone and then recover the conditions that we all would like to have, » he said. Vizcarra accompanied by his cabinet of ministers.
« Let’s hope that we all comply in a responsible manner and we can once again generate a collective conscience of responsibility. Let’s do it for the people we love the most, it depends only on us to change this situation and be able to render this type of measure ineffective, » he added.
The president explained that now « it is the family social gatherings, the fifteen-year-olds that we have seen that were taking place as if the virus had disappeared, who are generating this spike in infections. »
« Relatives or friends who are the ones we haven’t seen for a long time and we have a barbecue and they move from their neighborhood all well protected with their mask, but when they get together everyone takes off the mask and the celebration and contagion begins « , he pointed.
« These types of meetings are the ones that now generate contagion, together we must fight and defeat the virus, we are not in a position to establish these links with the known environment where they infect us or we infect, » warned the head of state.
In this sense, Vizcarra remarked that the supreme decree, which will be published in the next few hours, also « prohibits family and social gatherings » and the Armed Forces and the National Police will be counted on to comply with the measure « because that trust (from meeting acquaintances) is what has generated the regrowth. « 
The president acknowledged that « the downward trend (of the disease in Peru) began to rise and that is because we have weakened our actions to avoid contagion and we must strengthen. »
« We have to stop the contagions and that we must do together, authorities, businessmen and mainly all Peruvians, » he said.
In the case of children and adolescents, Vizcarra said he was concerned because contagion rates have increased by 70% and, for that reason, he added that the exit of minors to the street will be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes.
In addition, the president announced a quarantine focused on the regions of Arequipa, Ica, Huánuco, Junín and San Martín, as well as in 34 provinces in other regions of the country, due to the increase in infections of the new coronavirus and where the restrictions will be more severe .
According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health, the number of infections in the country rose to 489,680 cases, with 6,547 new positives in the last hours.
Health authorities have evaluated 2,612,599 people since last March, and 22,521 underwent tests in the last 24 hours.
Due to the severity of the disease, there are 13,775 hospitalized patients to date, 33 less than the day before, and 1,496 are connected to mechanical ventilators in the Intensive Care Units (ICU), 12 more than the day before.
Likewise, 21,501 people have died in the country from COVID-19, with 225 deaths in the last hours.
After being isolated in their homes or receiving medical discharge, there are 335,756 people who overcame the disease, but that figure also reveals that there are 132,423 active cases with the coronavirus in the country.