Egyptian General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced the extension of the state of emergency in the country for three months. The decision, which was published in the country’s official gazette, stipulated the declaration of a state of emergency throughout the country for three months. The decree implementation, No. 596 of 2020, started at 1am Monday, October 26, 2020. On Sunday, the previous emergency period, which was approved by the Egyptian parliament on July 20, ended and began on July 27.
The imposition of a state of emergency was declared for the first time on October 25, 2014, in certain areas in North Sinai, by the Egyptian president’s decision, and it has been renewed in these areas until now. The state of emergency was imposed on all parts of the country for the first time on April 9, 2017, in the wake of the bombing of the Churches of St. George in Tanta and Marquia in Alexandria simultaneously.