Right after PDAC I returned to Lima, and the corona virus pandemic played a major role in my life. Supermarkets & pharmacies ran out of TP, alcohol, sanitizer gel, paper napkins, paper towels upon my arrival (March 5). Peru declared sanitary emergency on Wed March 11 and all public & private schools were closed. On March 12 all university classes suspended as well as gatherings of over 300 people (public offices & ministries closed, no public attention). March 13 all flights from Europe & Asia suspended, no landing allowed in Lima. On March 15 Peru declared national emergency and closure of all its borders (internal and international), all airports, ports & major roads were immediately closed, no one can land or leave the province or country in any way; the entire country is quarantine, meaning we can’t leave our homes. All establishments were closed: parks, beaches, theaters, restaurants, coffee places, no taxis-uber-or similar, public transit have been drastically minimized. Monday March 16 was transition day, meaning, one person per household could go to the “essential” places (banks, gas station, hospitals & pharmacies) to do what you needed to do, today I need to drive with a special permit from the police, and if I don’t have it with me, I will go to jail for 24-48 hours. Capacity of the open establishments has been minimized to avoid crowds, therefore the line-ups outside supermarkets are long to say the least, and space between people in the line should be 1.5-2mt. Police and military (with guns, masks and gloves) are in major intersections to stop all drivers and ask why you are out, and very kindly remind you to go back home right after you are done with your chores. Only essential business people can freely move (doctors, nurses, bank & gas station employees, food related industry so they can leave supplies at the supermarkets) In all this madness, I have been very impressed with my niece school, as all her classes were online as of Monday March 16 at 8am, and tomorrow she will have her first Zoom meeting with the teacher and school mates.