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Peruvian authorities have banned flights to the remote Bora province, which is home to more than 2 million people and the epicentre of the latest coronaviruses pandemic, amid fears of a pandemic pandemic-like spread of the virus.
Peru’s Health Minister Jorge Duarte said Tuesday that airlines will be prohibited from flying to the region in the coming weeks because of the outbreak, which has claimed more than 50 lives.
He said airlines could resume their flights to Toronto and the city of Peruvian capital, Lima, where the outbreak has killed at least 1,900 people.
The Health Ministry has reported more than 100,000 cases and more than 200,000 deaths in the worst-affected provinces of Bora, Coahuila and Queretaro.
Authorities have declared a state of emergency in Bora and the neighbouring provinces of Chiapas and Guerrero, as well as in the neighbouring state of Oaxaca.
It has been the worst outbreak of coronaviral disease in the Americas, with more than 1,800 deaths and more 30,000 infections, according to the World Health Organization.
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Read moreOn Wednesday, Peru’s health ministry said the ban would not be lifted immediately.
“We will have to take a lot of steps,” Duarte told reporters in a briefing.
“We have to look at the consequences of the situation and we have to be careful and be careful with the measures we have in place.”
Peru, which was already battling the virus after the death of a tourist in the western region of Chiapanes, is also grappling with the emergence of new coronavids.
Its health ministry has identified 3,621 new coronapies so far, with nearly 1,500 deaths.
On Monday, health officials announced that a man had died of a newly discovered coronavaccine coronavivirus.