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.
Have other topics you’d like to see in our news section? If you or someone you know would like to contribute a news article to Living in Peru, whether it’s translated or based on a personal investigation, send it to email@example.com