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Peru halts league due to fans flouting social distancing rules [Video]

Peru halts league due to fans flouting social distancing rules

Peruvian sports authorities have temporarily suspended the professional soccer league after Club Universitario fans ignored social distancing measures to celebrate their team's anniversary.

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Peru temporarily cancels pro soccer after fans run riot [Video]

Peru temporarily cancels pro soccer after fans run riot

Peruvian sports authorities have temporarily suspended the professional soccer league after Club Universitario fans ignored social distancing measures to celebrate their team's anniversary.

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Peru president reshuffles cabinet as COVID-19 takes its toll [Video]

Peru president reshuffles cabinet as COVID-19 takes its toll

Martin Vizcarra named a new health minister as part of the reshuffle, the second replacement since the coronavirus pandemic began.

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Peru hospitals run out of oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients [Video]

Peru hospitals run out of oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients

The president has issued an emergency decree ordering factories to increase production.

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Latin America Is Losing The Battle Against COVID-19 [Video]

Latin America Is Losing The Battle Against COVID-19

Latin America has seen an explosive spread of the coronavirus, with no end in sight. According to CNN, roughly half of all new COVID-19 cases originate in Latin America as a whole. However, individual..

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Latin America and the Caribbean surpass Europe's number of coronavirus cases [Video]

Latin America and the Caribbean surpass Europe's number of coronavirus cases

A skyrocketing case count in Brazil and heavy outbreaks in Peru, Chile and Colombia have been the main contributors.View on euronews

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Excessive sugar intake linked with unhealthy fat deposits [Video]

Excessive sugar intake linked with unhealthy fat deposits

Sugar consumption is linked with larger fat deposits around the heart and in the abdomen, which are risky for health, finds a new study. Excess sugar consumption is a worldwide problem. The six..

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Peru COVID-19 outbreak: Health workers demand more protection [Video]

Peru COVID-19 outbreak: Health workers demand more protection

Peruvian healthcare workers protest against a lack of protective gear as the country faces the worst coronavirus outbreak in South America.

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Peru's low income families, hardest hit by coronavirus, attack poor healthcare standards [Video]

Peru's low income families, hardest hit by coronavirus, attack poor healthcare standards

Peru's number of COVID-19 cases overtook Italy's this week.View on euronews

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Tension in Peru amid coronavirus lockdown [Video]

Tension in Peru amid coronavirus lockdown

A day after Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra called the coronavirus outbreak "a most serious crisis in our history," street vendors clashed with riot police who tried to remove them amid a nationwide..

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