Peru interior minister resigns

Peru interior minister resigns

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Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has dismissed Interior Minister Carlos Moran amid a tumultuous period in the fight against the coronavirus in the country, local media reported.

Moran had announced that about 1,200 law enforcement officers had been infected with COVID-19 in Peru.

Prime Minister Vicente Zeballos has denied media reports that the resignation of the interior minister is linked to an investigation into a corruption scheme involving the supply of sanitary equipment to police officers.

"Minister Moran has resigned for personal reasons," Zeballos said, in particular.