President Sisi declares a state of emergency in the country for 3 months


President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi issued Resolution No. 168 of 2020 declaring a state of emergency throughout the country for a period of 3 months, starting at one in the morning, Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

The decision was published in the Official Gazette, after consulting the Cabinet, and in view of the security and health conditions the country is going through.

Article 2 of the decision states that the armed forces and the police will take the necessary steps to confront the dangers and financing of terrorism, maintain security throughout the country, protect public and private property, and save the lives of citizens.

Article 4 of the decision stipulates that anyone who violates orders issued by the President of the Republic to implement the provisions of Law No. 162 of 1985 referred to is sentenced to imprisonment.

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