Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has renewed a nationwide state of emergency for three months starting 1AM Thursday 25 July 2019.
The renewal of the state of emergency was approved by the parliament on 11 July 2019.
According to a decree, published in the official gazette, the decision allows the Egyptian armed forces and police to “take [measures] necessary to confront the dangers and the funding of terrorism and to safeguard security in the country."
The state of emergency was first imposed in April 2017 after two church bombings which killed 47 people. It has been continually extended since then