No presidential candidate exceeds 12% of voting intentions in latest polls

Less than two months away from Peru's presidential election, latest polls are estimating that no candidate is reaching over 12% of voting intentions. The Institute for Peruvian Studies expects Yohny Lescano to secure around 11.3% of votes, and Verónika Mendoza around 8.9%, followed by George Forsyth with 8.1%, Keiko Fujimori with 8.1% and Rafael López Aliaga with 7.6%.

Government authorises private sector to buy COVID-19 vaccines

Peru's Health Ministry announced that private companies and regional governments were allowed to negotiate and buy vaccine doses for their 3 million workforce from foreign pharmaceuticals, as long as the vaccine is registered in the country and the vaccination process is followed. Russia's ambassador in Peru declared his country was prepared to start negotiating Sputnik V vaccine.