On January 18, local time, the Peruvian Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Defense announced through social media that Health Minister Hernando Ceballos and Defense Minister Juan Carrasco had tested positive for the new crown virus.

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.

Peru's National Institute of Health (INS) expects the peak of the third wave to come at the end of January.

(Making Yueziyan)

Responsible editor: [Luo Pan]