Covid-19 in Peru: From supervised walks for children to the first case of Kawasaki-like syndrome
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To the Editor: Godlee appraises the UK government’s response to covid-19.1 Peru is among the countries with the most covid-19 cases globally,2 reaching 178¿914 cases on 3 June.3 Regardless of this, on 18 May the Peruvian government started allowing supervised walks for people under 14 years old,4 following the Spanish measure implemented on 26 April.5 We have previously expressed our concern for this measure6 because it could lead to a rise in cases in children, who typically exhibit milder symptoms.7 Criticism led to the publication of an epidemiological alert prohibiting supervised walks in most of Peru because of the high risk of contagion.8 By that point, however, thousands of people had already been out with children, as shown in the media.
How to citeYañez, J. A., Álvarez-Risco, A. & Delgado-Zegarra, J. (2020). Covid-19 in Peru: From supervised walks for children to the first case of Kawasaki-like syndrome. The BMJ, 369. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m2418
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group
Category / SubcategoryCiencias / Medicina y Salud
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