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As part of the EU's global coronavirus response, an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge operation consisting of three flights to Lima, Peru this week is delivering a total of more than four tonnes of life-saving materials to humanitarian organizations active in the country. At the same time, the EU has announced €30.5 million in humanitarian assistance […]
Olympic distance runner Jared Ward and his teammates will take turns dashing around a short, shady course they hand-picked in Provo, Utah. Almost simultaneously, an avatar mimics their movements across a computer screen - and races against other avatars representing rival teams from all over the globe. This unique sort of marathon relay competition is just another way for an elite race to feel more like a real competition in this time of COVID-19. Runners compete Saturday in teams of three, with racers from places like Zimbabwe, Peru, Ecuador and across the U.S. taking the starting line at the same time (most, anyway). "We were like, 'OK, how can we make this feel like a competition between runners, not just a bunch of random people running times by themselves around the world?'" explained pro racer Tyler Andrews, who organized the grass-roots event for his fellow pro racers. There are also competitions for weekend runners, too. "In this, you can see their split times and dive into their data. Or you can just see the icons moving across the screen in real time," Andrews said. The format goes like this: Approximately 17 elite teams of three will split up a marathon into 12-, 8- and 6.2-mile segments. They've mapped out their own home courses - whether it be on grass, pavement, dirt or around a 400-meter track - and the data will be collected and loaded into an app for easy tracking. The race begins at the same time (6 p.m. EDT), regardless of whether the runners reside in Peru, Ecuador or Utah. Although, the African teams will run earlier in the day to adhere to local coronavirus curfew restrictions that may be in place. Their split times will be reflected in relation to how close they are with the other groups. Organizers of races all over who are...
Every day Joselyn García lights two red candles before a marble urn that holds her mother's ashes in the living room of her wooden home in the north of Peru's capital. She tells her mother how much everyone misses her, and recounts the latest goings-on in the family — the state of García's online clothing business and how people are handling the lockdown. “It's such a
LIMA, Peru (AP) - Every day Joselyn García lights two red candles before a marble urn that holds her mother's ashes in the living room of her wooden home in the north of Peru's capital. She tells her mother how much everyone misses her, and recounts the latest goings-on in the family - the state of García's online clothing business and how people are handling the lockdown. "It's such a relief,'' says García, 25, the only daughter of María Cochachín, who worked cleaning offices in Peru's Economy Ministry before she contracted the novel coronavirus. Burial was a tradition for both Peru's indigenous Inca culture and the Spanish who colonized the country. And millions of Peruvians would visit their loved ones' graves at least once a year, many more frequently, to eat and drink and pay tribute to the deceased on the Day of the Dead every November. With the arrival of the pandemic, that tradition has taken a blow. To prevent infection and save space in the capital's overstretched cemeteries, people have begun to cremate the dead, fundamentally changing the rites and traditions that surround death in the country. "It's unprecedented,'' said Christopher Heaney, a history professor and expert on Inca funeral rites at Penn State University. The Day of the Dead tradition is replicating itself, in tiny ways across Lima, in the shrines people are building inside their homes, said Adam Warren, an expert on medicine in Peru at the University of Washington. At least 4,686 coronavirus victims were cremated in Peru between March and mid-August, according to Health Ministry officials. That's nearly 20% of the 25,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths in the country. In March, Peru ordered the cremation of all coronavirus victims, one of the strictest rules in the region, in...
Peru has extended the national state of emergency for another 90 days due to a resurgence of Covid-19 cases. 'As of July of this year, an increase in Covid-19 cases has been observed in several regions, as well as in Metropolitan Lima and Callao, where the situation persists,' Xinhua news agency quo
Health care workers in Peru protested outside the Ministry of Health and one of largest hospitals in the capital, Lima, Wednesday, demanding better working conditions and pay as infections of the novel coronavirus spread among their colleagues. The protesters washed disposable masks outside of the National Hospital Edgardo Rebagliati Martins to bring attention to what they complain is a lack of protective supplies. During Wednesday's street demonstration, anti-riot police attempted to stop protesters from advancing. Healthcare professionals say they deserve better pay considering the
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / August 26, 2020 / Hannan Metals Limited ("Hannan" or the "Company") (TSXV:HAN) (OTC PINK:HANNF) provides an update on the Tabalosos copper-silver project, located 80 kilometres north of the Sacanche project at the 100% owned San Martin sediment hosted copper-silver project in Peru (Figure 1).
The third phase of human trials for a vaccine against the coronavirus is underway in Peru. On Wednesday, Chinese pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm began testing about two dozen people, with the long-term goal of vaccinating a total of 6,000 people between the ages of 18 and 75. The participants will receive one of three injections, consisting of a virus strain from Wuhan, China; a Beijing strain; or a saline water placebo. The Associated Press reports the Peruvian government is in talks with six laboratories to determine the best course to buy the vaccine. Peru is one of the hardest-hit countries
The number of citizens infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) rose to 689,977 in Peru and the death toll reached 29,838 as of Saturday at midnight, the <a href="https://www.gob.pe/minsa/"target="_blank">Ministry of Health (Minsa)</a> has confirmed.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Burial was a tradition for both Peru’s indigenous Inca culture and the Spanish who colonized the country. And millions of Peruvians would visit their loved ones’ graves at least once a year, many more frequently, to eat and drink and pay tribute to the deceased on the Day of the Dead
The Peruvian Health Ministry registered on Saturday, August 29, a total of 639,435 infections of coronavirus, with 9,474 new cases reported in the past 24 hours in the country.
The ministry also registered that the fatalities have increased to 28,607 in the country, with 136 more death cases happening over the past day.
12,537 people have been
It certainly feels like a second plateau, without a down slope, three times as high as the first. The total number of cases of coronavirus tallied on 19 August in Peru was 558,420, with 53.8% in Lima and Callao, and 26,834 deaths. Gradually, with an increase in the Jungle and the mounta...
By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews Peru’s Ministry of Health (Minsa) is now reporting 607,382 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the sixth highest count in the world, of which 414,577 people have completed their period of home isolation or were discharged from a health facility. The country’s death toll has reached 28,001, the 9th most globally. The health ministry also announced […]
598: Germany's government this week agreed to electoral reforms that would prevent the bloated Bundestag from growing even larger. There are currently 709 MPs, more than the 598 members the chamber is supposed to have, in part because over the years additional constituencies have been added. Some la...
Peru is making one of the greatest fiscal efforts in the world during the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic; it is supported by monetary and fiscal boosts accounting for 20.3% of GDP, said on Friday Juan Jose Marthans, economist at the School of Management of the University of Piura (PAD).
Amidst Peru’s coronavirus crisis, hospital workers are demanding bribes from relatives to confirm deceased victims’ identities and arrange illegal funerals, revealing how the pandemic has created new opportunities for criminal organizations to profit by exploiting grief and desperation.
Across Peru, mining activities have created widespread social and environmental damage for many years. These activities impact the health and livelihoods of many farming communities and the situation is being exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.During the recent ...
The health ministry of Peru said on Saturday that the total number of coronavirus cases in the country has reached 639,435 as 9,474 more patients were diagnosed with the disease in the earlier 24 hours.
According to the ministry, the number of deaths rose to 28,607 across Peru, as 136 others died in the earlier day.
The number of citizens infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) rose to 621,997 in Peru and the death toll reached 28,277 as of Tuesday at midnight, the <a href="https://www.gob.pe/minsa/"target="_blank">Ministry of Health (Minsa)</a> has confirmed.
Out of 8,002 rapid and 198 molecular tests, a total of 3,291 (41.13%) citizens tested positive for the new coronavirus during the <a href=" https://www.drecusco.gob.pe/2020/08/22/gran-campana-covid-10-mil/"target="_blank"> "COVID 10 Thousand" </a>campaign that seeks to identify, control and contain the advance of the pandemic in the city of Cusco.