Peru. Government extends national state of emergency until June 30 | News | ANDEAN

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The Peruvian government has stipulated the extension of the national state of emergency for 30 calendar days, starting June 1, 2022, due to the serious circumstances affecting the life and health of citizens as a result of COVID-19.

The corresponding rule was published Thursday in the official newspaper El Peruano.
Supreme Decree No. 058-2022-PCM stipulates that during the state of national emergency, the exercise of constitutional rights related to personal freedoms and security, the inviolability of the home, as well as the freedom of assembly and circulation on the national territory, are restricted.

They are included in paragraphs 9, 11 and 12 of article 2, as well as in paragraph 24, section f) of the same article of the Political Constitution of Peru.

According to the document, there has been a slight increase in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.

Among other aspects, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) recommends extending the national state of emergency for a period of 30 calendar days, as well as maintaining preventive measures and monitoring compliance with the established rules of social coexistence.

In this line, the regulation indicates that the Peruvian State intervenes in the provision of medical care services, in accordance with the principle of equity.

Likewise, it is possible to establish limitations on the exercise of property rights; the inviolability of homes; free transit; freedom of labour, business, commerce and industry; as well as the exercise of the right of assembly within the framework of the protection of public health.

It was also signed by the Ministers of the Interior; Defense; Foreign Affairs; Health; Justice-Human Rights; Development-Social Inclusion; Work-Employment Promotion; Foreign Trade-Tourism; Transport-Communications; Education; Economy-Finance; Energy-Mines; Housing-Construction-Sanitation; Agricultural Development-Irrigation; Production; Vulnerable populations of women; Environment; and cultural.

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