Coronavirus: Scenes of oxygen shortages in Peru as healthcare crisis deepens


The covid-19 (coronavirus) crisis continues to deepen in Peru, where gasworld understands there is a significant supply shortage of oxygen and individuals have been pictured taking supply into their own hands.

At the time of writing, Peru has over 196,500 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 5,465 fatalities, according to the COVID-19 Dashboard by the Centre for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Such figures have rapidly propelled Peru to the unwanted status as the second hardest-hit country in the South America region, behind Brazil where the struggle with Covid-19 has been so well documented.

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