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President Abbas re-instates state of emergency in Palestine over COVID-19 for 30 more days

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas today re-instated the state of emergency in Palestine to combat the coronavirus pandemic for 30 more days.

The state of emergency was first declared in March 2020 after the discovery of the first cases of coronavirus in the Palestinian territories and has been extended or re-instated every 30 days since then.

Palestinian law allows a one-time extension of the state of emergency, and if it has to be extended for a longer time, a new declaration should be issued.

The state of emergency gives the government the power to act in any way it deems necessary to combat the corona pandemic.



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