In Lima, Peru, police in riot gear used clubs and shields to beat back healthcare workers holding a protest to demand more personal protective equipment. Doctors and nurses at the protest said they feared leaving widows and orphans behind.
Milagros Tello: “Right now statistics show that we’re at the highest level of infection. We have lost many colleagues to COVID-19. We are asking and demanding that the government and the public healthcare system — and its CEO — provide adequate face masks, which they are only providing to some workers.”
Peru has recorded over 7,000 coronavirus deaths and a quarter-million confirmed cases.