(The Watchers) – The Government of Peru has declared a state of emergency for 12 districts located in four provinces of the regions of Moquegua, Arequipa, and Tacna on July 20 after violent eruptions started at Ubinas volcano early July 19, 2019. The emergency measure will be in effect for at least 60 days. President of the Republic, Martín Vizcarra, said the declaration will allow regional governors and mayors to proceed quickly and have the budget to carry out care actions, purchase tools, acquisition of


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protection material and food for the population, among other measures for emergency care. According to data provided by the National Institute of Civil Defense (Indeci), ashfall has already affected 9,249 people in Moquegua, Arequipa, and Tacna. The volcano was placed on Orange alert on July 20, schools closed and protective masks delivered. Specialists of the Direction of Meteorology and Environmental Evaluation of the Senamhi said the winds on Sunday, July 21 will displace the ashes towards the northeast at high levels (10 – 12 km / 6 7 miles) FULL REPORT

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