17 Policemen Die Of COVID-19 In Peru.

Peru’ Interior minister, Gaston Rodriguez, has disclosed that Seventeen police officers in Peru have died after contracting novel coronavirus while enforcing the nation’s pandemic lockdown.

Authorities admitted earlier this week that at least 1,300 officers had been infected by COVID-19. The high number is linked to “the exposure that police officers have when intervening with people who violate the measures issued to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Peru has recorded more than 25,000 infections and 700 deaths so far.

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