No Alcohol or Shopping on National Census Day in Peru

(LIP-ir) — According to norms published in yesterday’s El Peruano newspaper, Peru’s residents will not be allowed to consume alcoholic beverages on National Census Day. Peru’s national census is to take place on October 21.

The National Statistics Institute published norms in Peru’s legal daily prohibiting the country’s residents from consuming alcohol or any substance which may prevent them from answering the questions they will be asked by census volunteers.

In addition, it was reported that all of Peru’s residents had to stay in their homes and wait for census volunteers to interview them. It was reported that questions about age, place of birth and occupation would be asked.

It was also announced that pets should be kept under control and noise reduced to a minimum so as to not disturb the census volunteers from doing their jobs. All the members of the family should be present in the home during the census.

Peru’s National Statistics Institute announced that all public establishments would be closed from 8 in the morning until 6 in the evening. Markets, supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, gas stations and commercial establishments will all be closed on National Census Day in Peru.