Peru took early, aggressive measures against the coronavirus. It’s still suffering one of Latin America’s largest outbreaks.

Peru took early, aggressive measures against the coronavirus. It’s still suffering one of Latin America’s largest outbreaks.
LIMA, Peru — Mayumi Matto ventures from her coronavirus-induced confinement in the home she shares with 15 family members just twice a week. Matto, 28, joins the queue outside the market in Puente Piedra, a gritty suburb on the edge of the Peruvian capital, at 7 a.m. It’s a scene that has grown familiar around the world: Only those wearing masks are allowed to enter. Security guards enforce a one-out, one-in policy. Waiting customers are careful to stand apart from one another. But once inside the market, everything changes. “It’s packed,” Matto says. “It’s…Read more …