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Vizcarra shines as Peru confronts coronavirus crisis

Bnamericas Published: Monday, March 23, 2020

After being one of the region's first leaders to institute mandatory social distancing guidelines and close his country's borders, Peru's President Martin Vizcarra is riding a wave of popular support.

In a March 20-21 poll of 800 voters, 87% of respondents approved of Vizcarra's performance, up from 52% the previous month.

Meanwhile, 83% supported the government's measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, compared to 16% who disagreed.  

Through Sunday, Peru had 318 confirmed cases and five deaths attributed to the pandemic.


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