Peru extends nationwide lockdown until end of June

Al Jazeera | May 23, 2020 at 8:41 AM
  • The extension on Friday is the fifth time the Andean nation of 32 million people has extended its shutdown, first imposed in mid-March.
  • The group estimates the pandemic could push more than 29 million people into poverty in Latin America.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) said South America is a “new epicentre” of the viral infection that has infected more than 5.2 million people and killed some 337,000 people globally.