worst-hit country after Brazil with more than 170,000 cases and 4,600 deaths.
reported that 20 journalists have died from the coronavirus outbreak in Peru,
most of them infected while reporting on the pandemic, often with little
Journalists, Zuliana Lainez, said that as of June 1, the number of dead
colleagues is 20 in all of the country.
deceased contracted the disease while reporting from streets, markets and
hospitals on the effects of the virus, without proper protective equipment.
in the Amazon basin, one of Peru’s worst affected areas.
fell victim to the virus were freelancers, with none of the protections
afforded to company employees.
from COVID-19 confirm the urgency of addressing health protection and job