Officials say 120 people attended a party despite prohibitions on social gatherings, and tried to flee out of a single exit when police arrived to shut it down.
Pandemic emergency aid gave an unlikely ratings boost to President Jair Bolsonaro, who has criticized welfare and protested virus prevention measures. Now he’s weighing further social spending.
Peru’s per capita COVID-19 death rate is higher than any nation’s except for tiny San Marino. The government’s awareness campaign slogan is “COVID does not kill by itself. Let’s not be accomplices.”