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Al Jazeera 22 Aug 2020

Peru economy: COVID-19 puts millions of people out of work


Peru's economy has shrunk by more than 30 percent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nearly seven million people have lost their jobs.
The government is trying to enforce measures to control the virus, but people are breaking the rules as they desperately try to make ends meet.
Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Lima.

At least 30,000 people have now died from COVID-19 in Peru.
That is one of the highest death rates per head of population in the world.
But there is concern that the number of fatalities could be significantly higher than official figures suggest.

Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports.
Canada's top public health officials and cabinet ministers provide an update on COVID-19.

Canada's top public health officials an update on COVID-19.

Ministers will update Canadians on the latest measures the federal government is taking to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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