August 15, 2020

‘Destroyed’: Coronavirus ravages Peruvian family

Lima (AFP) – The coronavirus pandemic has been cruel to the Diaz family in Peru, killing five members of the tight-knit clan and leaving another four still hospitalized.But because Peru’s healthcare system collapsed under the strain of the virus, the family has been hit by an additional tragedy: financial ruin.Like many Peruvians, they had to raid their savings and take out loans from friends in order to cover the expense of mounting medical bills from private health clinics.”We’ve been completely destroyed. Now we need to rebuild the family with what we have left,” Juan Diaz, a 58-year-old pr…


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