Peru: resignation of the minister of the Interior in the midst of a crisis of the coronavirus

Pérou: démission du ministre de l’Intérieur en pleine crise du coronavirus

The peruvian minister of the Interior Carlos Moran has created the surprise on Friday by resigning from his post in the midst of the epidemic of Covid-19, while he was criticized for the large number of police officers infected with the coronavirus.

Mr. Moran, including the reasons for the resignation have not been officially identified, has been replaced by Gaston Rodriguez, a general of police appointed by the head of the State, Martin Vizcarra, have announced the services of the presidency.

Out of a total of 140,000 police officers, about 1,300 are infected with the virus and hospitalized, was announced by the police this week.

In total, Peru has registered until Friday 21 648 cases of coronavirus and 634 deaths.

The south american country since march 16, in the containment, which will continue until at least may 10. It closed its borders.

Mr. Moran, now in the government Vizcarra from October 2018, and one of its oldest members in their functions, is the second minister to leave his post since the declaration of the state of health emergency on march 16. On 21 march, it is the minister of Health Elizabeth Hinostroza, who had resigned.

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