Event: State of Emergency (January 15, 2023)
Due to ongoing civil unrest in Peru, the Government extended a 30-day State of Emergency in selected areas of Peru starting January 15, 2023. The affected areas include the departments of Cusco, Puno, Lima, and the province of Callao. The province of Andahuaylas in the department of Apurimac, the provinces of Tambopata and Tahuamanu in the department of Madre de Dios, the district of Torata, and the province of Mariscal Nieto in the department of Moquegua are included. Some national highways are affected including the Pan-American Highway (North and South) as well as the Apurimac-Cusco-Arequipa roadway. The State of Emergency provides special authorities to the Peruvian national police to maintain order with the support of the Peruvian armed forces.
In the department of Puno, the curfew from 20:00 to 4:00 continues for another ten days. Activities related to medical needs and basic necessities are typically excluded.
For additional details, please see the complete Supreme Decree here: https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-supremo-que-declara-el-estado-de-emergencia-en-los-d-decreto-supremo-n-009-2023-pcm-2143247-1/
Actions to Take:
· Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
· Comply with instructions from the Peruvian National Police and local authorities.
· Monitor local media for updates.
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