China News Service, April 14th. According to Peru’s “Communiqué”, the new crown epidemic data released by the Peruvian Ministry of Health on April 13 local time showed that compared with the previous day’s report, there were 6387 new confirmed cases of new crown pneumonia, of which In the past 24 hours, the number of new cases was 901, and the total number of confirmed cases reached 1,659,707; there were 259 new deaths in a single day, and the total number of deaths was 55,489.
On the 13th local time, the Auditor General of Peru warned the Ministry of Health (Minsa) that there are currently discrepancies in Peru's new crown death data. It is impossible to analyze the true information of the epidemic and does not help the authorities to make timely decisions related to the prevention and control of the epidemic.
According to the epidemic report from February 18 to March 17, the death data provided by the Peruvian National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the local health bureau (Diresa) and the Comprehensive Health Network (Diris) provided differences.
The Office of the Auditor General requires relevant departments in all regions to provide information to find out the reasons for the discrepancies in the death numbers.
According to the report, these reasons include: poor CDC monitoring; the cut-off point of statistical data in various regions is inconsistent with the CDC; only cases with symptoms and positive test results are recorded.
On the other hand, the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mining (Minem) reported on the 13th that in the first two months of 2021, the mining output of zinc, tin, iron and molybdenum exceeded the pre-epidemic level.
Minem Minister Galvez pointed out that due to the increase in the price of mineral products, Peru's mining exports have recovered, especially six of the eight major export metals. In addition, the mining volume has also been higher than the level before the epidemic.
The Minister stated that since the largest decline in mining output in May 2020, the Peruvian mining industry has been recovering steadily, with open-pit mining recovering better than underground mining.
The Minister also emphasized that Peru's mining concession area accounts for nearly 15% of the country's land area and has great potential.
Finally, the Minister pointed out that despite the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia, Peru is still an attractive country for mining investment. The mining industry will become the main driving force for Peru’s economic recovery. The current challenge is to strengthen the social work of the mining community and promote the Smaller companies are more involved.