Hundreds of families marched in Lima on Saturday (August 21) to demand that schools shuttered to stop the spread of COVID-19 re-open.
Parents are calling for a plan to start up physical classes again, amid easing COVID-19 cases in the country.
President Pedro Castillo has said that schools in Peru will re-open once all citizens have an opportunity to get vaccinated but touted a return to classes in some regions.
According to official reports, just over 20 percent of Peru’s population is fully vaccinated.
Peru has the highest pandemic death count per capita in the world, with some 2.1 million infections and nearly 200,00 coronavirus-related deaths reported.