The Peruvian Government has announced that it will ease lockdown restrictions on the country’s mining sector, with mining, storage and transportation of minerals set to resume amid the quarantine being enforced in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The news is particularly surprising considering the rapid spread of Covid-19 throughout Peru, with more than 42,000 confirmed cases in the country, the second-most in Latin America, and a death toll of around 1,200.

Read more about Peru’s response to the pandemic here.