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Letters Covid-19 in Peru

Covid-19 in Peru: from supervised walks for children to the first case of Kawasaki-like syndrome

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 22 June 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m2418
  1. Jaime A Yáñez, professor1,
  2. Aldo Alvarez-Risco, professor2,
  3. Jaime Delgado-Zegarra, director3
  1. 1Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Facultad de Educación, Carrera de Educación y Gestión del Aprendizaje, Avenida Prolongación Primavera 2390, Los Álamos de Monterrico, Santiago de Surco, Lima 15023, Peru
  2. 2Universidad de Lima, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economicas, Carrera de Negocios Internacionales, Lima, Peru
  3. 3Universidad San Martin de Porres, Facultad de Ciencias Administrativas y Recursos Humanos, Instituto de Consumo, Lima, Peru
  1. jaimeayanez{at}

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 …

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