Peru not to suspend traditional military parade

Isabel Guerra

The Health Care Director of the Ministry of Health, Luis Miguel Leon, said that authorities will not suspend the traditional military parade for the Independence Celebrations, even taking into account the increasing spread of AH1N1 in Peru and especially in Lima.

On the other hand, Meliton Arca, Deputy minister of Health, said that at the moment public activities have not been suspended yet, because they don’t want to create panic among the population.

However, people showing symptoms of influenza, or in contact with influenza patients, should sstay home and not attend any of these public activities.

“We have taken all the necessary and recommended measures. To suspend or not other public activities is not a decision to be taken immediately, "he said.

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