Egypt committed to using 'state of emergency' measures while balancing between freedoms, national security- PM
Sunday، 03 May 2020 - 11:39 PM
Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli reiterated on Sunday May 3,2020 that the government is committed to using the "state of emergency" measures only in a way ensuring the balance between protecting public freedoms and national security.
Madbouli's remarks came in a statement he delivered before the House of Representatives on declaring the state of emergency nationwide for three months.
The premier said that the cabinet had agreed on declaring the state of emergency due to the current situation and the coronavirus outbreak.
He urged citizens to abide by the protective and precautionary measures to ensure their safety and to halt the spread of pernicious virus.
In his speech, Madbouli offered his condolences to all Egyptians over the Armed Forces' martyrs, who lost their lives in a terror attack that targeted their armored vehicle south of Bir al-Abd in North Sinai.
He saluted the Armed Forces and police for all the sacrifices they have offered over the years to protect the homeland and defend it against rogue forces of evil that are supported by anti-Egypt foreign powers, expressing his confidence that Egypt will prevail against all evil and harm and will be always blessed by peace and stability.