Coronavirus Package in Peru: “Saving” Companies to the Detriment of the Poor?

Companies are allowed to suspend wage payments to employees with fixed-term contracts for up to 90 days. Loss of millions of jobs imminent.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Peruvian government is preparing "rescue packages" for the economy to mitigate the coming economic crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic. President Martín Vizcarra and his government have received much praise for their handling of the pandemic domestically.

But a new measure could destroy millions of jobs and aggravate an already tense social situation. Discussions are emerging on the appropriate social and economic policy response to the crisis.

As far as medical crisis management is concerned, everything is still going according to plan during the pandemic: the target of 10,000 coronavirus tests per . . .

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