Quarantine in Peru: What is allowed and what is not allowed?

Our country is in a period of compulsory isolation decreed by President Martín Vizcarra, last Sunday, March 15, to stop the advance of the coronavirus; However, people who do not comply with this measure continue to appear with the excuse of not knowing what is allowed and what is not.
That is why in this note we detail with specific points what you are allowed to do and what a responsible citizen should not be.

First of all … what is social isolation?

Social isolation occurs when a person must completely move away from his environment and remain at home not voluntarily, but compulsory.
Remember that these measures do not violate the human right to freedom, on the contrary, all these actions are presented to protect the citizen from a threat, in this case, the advance of the coronavirus.

What is the goal of social isolation?

Stop the spread of the virus among the population and prevent the sick from collapsing in hospitals.

What is allowed to do?

First of all, let’s be clear, everyone should be home. It is the decree that governs us at this time and that we must comply as a society.

However, if you want to know under what circumstances you can walk the streets, the only exceptions are the following:

Acquisition, production, and supply of food, including its storage and distribution for sale to the public (1 person per family).
Acquisition, production, and supply of essential and pharmaceutical products.
Assistance to health centers, services, and establishments, as well as diagnostic centers, in cases of emergency.
Return to the usual place of residence.
Assistance and care for older adults, girls, boys, adolescents, dependents, people with disabilities or people in vulnerable situations.
Work in financial institutions, insurance, and pensions, as well as complementary and related services that guarantee its correct operation.
It works in the sectors of production, storage, transport, distribution and sale of fuel.
I work in media and call centers.

What is not allowed to do?

Any other action that is not indicated in the previous points and is carried out in the public space.
Remember that if the above is ignored, the National Police and the Armed Forces will take measures, ranging from 24 hours in prison to 3 years in prison.