FILE- The Egyptian House of Representatives- Egypt Today
CAIRO – 13 January 2019: For the sixth time in a row, the Egyptian House of Representatives approved on Sunday the extension of the state of emergency across the country for three months.
As per the Parliament’s decision, the Armed Forces and police shall maintain security throughout the country, protect public and private property and take "the necessary measures to counter terrorism."
The extension decision will come into force at 1:00 a.m. on January 15, 2019.
The state of emergency has been declared since April 9, 2018 after twin church bombings in Tanta (Delta) and Alexandria killed 40 people.