The Peruvian government had announced that Peru's iconic tourist attraction, Machu Picchu, would reopen, but for fear of new Covid-19 infections postponing the reopening.
Machu Picchu, which was opened to tourists in 1948, was supposed to reopen with a limit of 675 visitors on July 1, however, the plan was abandoned for fear that it might contribute to the spread of Coronavirus infections in nearby cities.
This was due to the fact that the area presents delays in the implementation of the pertinent hygiene and safety measures, and for this reason the surrounding populations fear that the reopening of the attraction will bring new contagions of coronavirus.
Despite the fact that the inhabitants of the area depend on tourism, they are in favor of this decision since the flow of tourists could lead to more cases of contagion in an area that for the moment has not been greatly affected.
Local authorities detailed that the application of certain sanitary measures is still pending, such as carrying out tests to detect the virus, and that some protocols have not yet been approved by the National Government.
And due to the high growth of positive cases of COVID-19 in the last weeks of July in the country's capital -Lima- and the neighboring port of Callao, where a third of the Peruvian population lives, make the reopening of the citadel more difficult Inca Machu Picchu.
Peruvian borders remained closed for almost four months, as the country has been struggling to contain the coronavirus pandemic, it is worth remembering that Peru is the second country most affected in Latin America by the coronavirus pandemic.