Covid-19 left 30% of the population in poverty – INEI

The Coronavirus pandemic left 30% of the Peruvian population in poverty, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI). This percentage is equivalent to 9.82 million people and represents a regression to the poverty levels of 2010. The paralysis of most activities, due to the strict quarantine applied in 2020, was the main cause behind the increase in poverty in the country.

Source: RPP