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Lima Medical Workers Beaten by Police at Protest Demanding PPE

HeadlineJun 18, 2020

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.

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