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Peru: Dozens wait in long lines to buy medical oxygen in Lima03:01

Peru: Dozens wait in long lines to buy medical oxygen in Lima

Peru, Lima
January 27, 2021 at 19:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of people queued at dawn on Wednesday in the Callao district of Lima to try to get an oxygen cylinder for their relatives infected with COVID-19.

With the hope of being able to acquire one of these cylinders, those interested waited up to 24 hours, and many of them carried blankets, chairs, and even tents to sleep.

Carlos Agreda, a local resident, said that “in other places, I have heard that they sell for 80 soles (€18/$22) per cubic metre and it is too expensive. Here it is cheaper, here it costs 25 soles (€5.5/$7) per cubic metre, and it is actually a little cheaper."

The Peruvian health authorities have so far registered a total of 1,107,239 infections of COVID-19 in the country, while the number of deaths with the virus since the start of the pandemic already totals 40,107.

Peru: Dozens wait in long lines to buy medical oxygen in Lima03:01
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Dozens of people queued at dawn on Wednesday in the Callao district of Lima to try to get an oxygen cylinder for their relatives infected with COVID-19.

With the hope of being able to acquire one of these cylinders, those interested waited up to 24 hours, and many of them carried blankets, chairs, and even tents to sleep.

Carlos Agreda, a local resident, said that “in other places, I have heard that they sell for 80 soles (€18/$22) per cubic metre and it is too expensive. Here it is cheaper, here it costs 25 soles (€5.5/$7) per cubic metre, and it is actually a little cheaper."

The Peruvian health authorities have so far registered a total of 1,107,239 infections of COVID-19 in the country, while the number of deaths with the virus since the start of the pandemic already totals 40,107.

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