Peruvian health workers test residents door-to-door in Lima suburb | AFP

Peruvian health workers go door-to-door to test residents for the novel coronavirus in a suburb of Lima, as the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country has surpassed 675,000, with nearly 30,000 deaths, according to official data.

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Coffin maker quadruples sales in Peru amid pandemic | AFP

While the Peruvian economy has been semi-paralyzed for 80 days by the COVID-19 pandemic, Genaro Cabrera, a coffin manufacturer from Lima, has quadrupled his sales.

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Hearses line up to collect bodies outside Peruvian hospital | AFP

Several hearses wait to enter a hospital on the outskirts of Lima to collect the bodies of COVID-19 patients. More than 2,700 people have died of the coronavirus so far in Peru.

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Peru begins mass testing of retailers at food markets | AFP

Peruvian authorities have begun a massive campaign to carry out rapid tests on retailers and workers in Lima’s food markets, as they have become major hot spots for the spread of the new coronavirus.

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Peru opposition leader Fujimori released from prison | AFP

Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was released on Monday from a 15-month pre-trial detention on corruption charges after just three months.

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Coronavirus: soldiers on patrol in Lima | AFP

Armed forces patrol the streets of the Peruvian capital Lima after a national emergency was declared over the coronavirus. According to an AFP count, Latin America has registered more than 800 cases and seven deaths so far.

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Peruvian president swears in new cabinet | AFP

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra swears in 19 new ministers after having dissolved Congress amid a bitter deadlock over corruption and appointments to the Supreme Court. IMAGES

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Peru president swears in new cabinet of ministers | AFP

Peruvian leader Martin Vizcarra swears in 19 new ministers, including Gustavo Meza Cuadra as Foreign Minister and Vicente Zeballos as Prime Minister. IMAGES

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Confrontation between police and protesters outside Peru Congress | AFP

Tensions rise between Peruvian police and protesters crying corruption outside Congress as former lawmakers Luz Salgado and Tubino try to access the building. IMAGES

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Peruvian president swears in new PM | AFP

Peru’s President Vizcarra swears in new Prime Minister Vicente Zeballos after the leader dissolved the opposition-dominated Congress that refused to hold off on the appointment of top court judges whilst an anti-corruption reform was put in place. IMAGES

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Copa America: Peru football team arrives in Lima | AFP

Peruvian fans applause and celebrate the arrival of their football team after spending a sleepless night at the airport. Peru missed out on a Copa America title after losing 3-1 to Brazil in Sunday’s final. IMAGES

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Ex-Peruvian President Alan Garcia shoots himself moments before arrest, thousands attend his wake

The body of former Peruvian President Alan Garcia was moved from a hospital, to his party headquarters in Lima where thousands paid their respects.

Garcia mortally wounded himself with a gunshot to his head as officers waited to arrest him in a big graft probe that has put Peru’s most prominent politicians behind bars and provoked a reckoning over corruption.

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Coffin of Peru’s ex-President arrives at his party’s HQ

The coffin of late Peruvian former President Alan Garcia arrives at the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA) party headquarters in Lima, where thousands of supporters have gathered to pay their respects. Garcia died in hospital, after shooting himself in the head at his home when police were about to arrest him over the graft investigation. IMAGES

Coffin with the remains of Garcia leaves the hospital

The coffin with the remains of late Peruvian ex-president Alan Garcia leaves the hospital to go to the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA) party headquarter’s in Lima, Peru. IMAGES