Peru: change in visits to websites due to COVID-19, by category 2020

Approximately 47.9 percent of internet users surveyed in Peru said that they had accessed news websites and apps from February 20, 2020 to March 5, 2020. Once the first case of COVID-19 in the country was reported, on March 6, 2020, until March 21, 2020, more than 56 percent of the respondents stated that they had visited online news platforms. Meanwhile, the share of interviewees who said they had visited shopping websites and apps decreased 3.5 percentage points, from 23.2 percent before the coronavirus outbreak in Peru to 13.7 percent afterwards.

Percentage of internet users who visited websites and apps before and after the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Peru as of March 2020, by category

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

February 20, 2020 to March 21, 2020

Number of respondents

2,236 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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