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Egypt extends its state of emergency for three more months amid coronavirus

In his announcement, Egypt's president cited “dangerous” conditions in the health and security sectors.
A member of the medical team sprays disinfectant as a precautionary move amid concerns over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at the Great Pyramids, Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh - RC2XQF9EVLPF

Egypt has extended its state of emergency by three months to help authorities deal with both the threat of the coronavirus and insurgent activity in the Sinai region, the president said Monday. 

Citing “dangerous” conditions in the health and security sectors, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced the extension in the country’s official gazette. 

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