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Peru imposes state of emergency for Lima and Callao because of the increase in crime

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Council of Ministers of Peru approved this Wednesday the state of emergency for Metropolitan Lima and the Province of Callao for 45 days due to the increase of crimes and criminal acts in the middle of the pandemic caused by Covid-19.

As of this Thursday, the measure comes into effect, which implies the control of internal order by the National Police and its request for support to the Armed Forces in case the situation requires it.

The request for the declaration was announced on January 19 by the Minister of the Interior, Avelino Guillen . . .

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