China News Service, May 21. According to Peru's "Gazette" report, Peruvian Health Minister Lopez said on the 20th local time that due to the increase in the number of new crown virus infections, the practice of mandatory use of masks in open places may return to all regions. .

  Lopez said that the recent increase in new cases may be related to the increase in holiday gatherings, and the Ministry of Health will closely monitor the data in the next two weeks, which may change the current measures.

  As of now, five regions of Peru can selectively use masks outdoors, including the capital city of Lima, the province of Lima, Callao, Ica and áncash.

These areas met two conditions: at least 80% of the population over the age of 12 received two doses of the new crown vaccine, and 80% of the population over the age of 60 received three doses of the vaccine.

  According to reports, Lopez also urged the public to actively get the vaccine booster.