May 23 coronavirus news
Peru's national state of emergency, which includes mandatory social isolation measures, will be extended through June 30, Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra announced on Friday
He said “a national state of emergency is being declared from Monday, May 25 until June 30, including obligatory social isolation, quarantine, due to the grave circumstances that affect the life of the nation due to Covid-19,” according to state news agency Andina.
Vizcarra first declared a nationwide state of emergency, which included mandatory self-quarantine and closure of the country’s borders, on March 15.
With the extension, Peru will be under a state of emergency for at least three and a half months.
Brazil registered a record 20,803 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, the country's health ministry said on Friday.
That raises the national total to 330,890 cases -- the second-highest worldwide after the United States.
Brazil also recorded 1,001 new coronavirus deaths in the 24 hours to Friday, bringing the nationwide death toll to 21,048.