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Lima, June 8, 2021Updated 06/08/2021 02:09 pm

In the middle of the second wave, the Minister of Health, Oscar Ugarte, said “Not confirmed” the presence of the Indian variant of the coronavirus in the country. “We are permanently investigating”, mentioned about it.

As it is recalled, this morning Víctor Suárez Moreno, head of the National Institute of Health (INS), said that “a case is yet to be confirmed” in Peru, during his presentation at the Special Commission for Follow-up to Emergencies and Disaster Risk Management COVID-19 congressional.

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From the Agua Dulce beach, where the largest “vaccinate” in the national territory has been implemented in Chorrillos, the head of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) clarified that evaluations are still being carried out in the framework of the study of the variants of COVID-19 in Peru.

“This is not the time [de confirmar esa información]. Everything is under study and we are constantly investigating, and studying to see if a case appears, analyze it, and report it in due course. Not confirmed, he remarked during the supervision of the vaccination process in the space installed on the Costa Verde.

Today RPP reported that, during his presentation to the working group in Parliament, the head of the INS, referred to the case of the variant india which is being evaluated with the National Epidemiology Center of the Minsa.

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“We precisely have a new batch, and of results that we have processed and investigated. Apparently we have a specific case of the Indian variant. We are doing the epidemiological investigation together with the CDC to confirm that “, he indicated.

At the beginning of May, Ugarte Ubilluz had ruled out the presence of this Indian variant. “There is no indication that it has arrived (the Indian variant), we see that it has not. Although in this modern world the possibility of migration is quite cross and it is not that it comes directly from that country, but that it can come from any other country”, He specified at that time.

It is worth remembering that the Government ordered that the suspension of flights from India, South Africa and Brazil is extended until Sunday, June 20, given the advance of the pandemic in the world, but this measure was lifted for the United Kingdom from 10th May.

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