Foreign Minister Óscar Maúrtua, Susel Paredes and the executive president of Indecopi test positive for COVID-19

Óscar Maúrtua, Susel Paredes and Julián Palacín | Photo: Andean Agency

Three more new cases of COVID-19 were registered this Monday among high-ranking state officials. In the afternoon the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported, through a statement, that Foreign Minister Óscar Maúrtua tested positive for the antigen test for the diagnosis of COVID-19. An hour later, it was also known that The executive president of the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi), Julián Palacín Gutiérrez, tested positive in a molecular test for the diagnosis of the same virus.. Later, Congresswoman Susel Paredes also reported that he tested positive.


On the case of the contagion of the chancellor Oscar Maurtua, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also assured that the health status of the minister is stable. In addition, the foreign minister began the isolation process following medical instructions, complying with health protocols.

They also mentioned that, due to this diagnosis, the Minister of Foreign Affairs began to work remotely.

Julian Palacin

For its part, Indecopi He also pointed out that the executive president of that institution is stable after testing positive for a molecular test for COVID-19.

The state of health of the president (executive) is stable, but is in isolation in compliance with the quarantine protocol established by the health authorities”, they reported this Monday through a press release.

They specified that Palacín Gutiérrez have received the coronavirus vaccines and will continue its activities remotely.

The institution urges the population to receive the vaccines ordered by the Government, as well as to comply with sanitary measures, such as the correct use of masks, hand washing, physical distancing and avoiding crowds.”, the statement concluded.

It should be noted that, this Monday, the Palace had agreed a meeting with the President of the Republic, Pedro Castillo, in the afternoon at the Government Palace. However, after learning that he tested positive for COVID-19, the appointment had to be suspended.


At six in the evening, the Purple Party congressman Susel Paredes informed the public that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

I have 3 doses of vaccines, that has allowed my health to remain stable without presenting complications. Take care of your health and that of your family, #LasVacunasSalvanVidas , #PutTheShoulder”, he expressed on his Twitter account.


At Peru continues to increase the number of positives and this is observed after the last report issued by the Ministry of Health that until 10:00 p.m. on January 15 confirmed the appearance of 19,955 new infected for COVID-19 in the country.

The figure mentioned corresponds only to the last Friday and the amount of deceased on the same day is 33 in total.

According to the MINSA statement and the COVID-19 Situation Room, the increase in discard tests carried out is verified, along with the increase in positive cases in the country. This is the information collected from the beginning of the pandemic until January 15, 2022.

– People sampled 23 million 289,858.

– Negative results 20 million 683,732.

– Confirmed cases 2 million 606,126


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