Tunisia extends state of emergency for 6 months

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TUNIS, TUNISIA - OCTOBER 09: Avenue Habib Bourguiba remains empty after a lockdown imposed as a measure against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Tunis, Tunisia on October 09, 2020. 15 day lock-down imposed in Tunis, Aryanah, Ben Arous and Manouba. Lockdown comes to effect between 7 pm - 5 am on Saturday and Sunday, 9 pm and 5 am on weekdays. (Photo by Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
File Photo: TUNIS, TUNISIA – OCTOBER 09: Avenue Habib Bourguiba remains empty after a lockdown imposed as a measure against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Tunis, Tunisia on October 09, 2020. Tunisian President Kais Saied decided on Friday to extend the state of emergency imposed across the country for another six months. (Photo by Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Tunisian President Kais Saied decided on Friday to extend the state of emergency imposed across the country for another six months.

“President Saied decided to extend the state of emergency in the entire territory of the republic for a period of six months, starting from July 24, 2021, to Jan. 19, 2022,” said the Journal of the Republic of Tunisia (JORT).

JORT is the official bi-weekly journal published by the country in which all legislative events (laws and decrees), regulations, and official statements are published.

The state of emergency in Tunisia was first declared on November 24, 2015, following a bomb attack on a bus of the presidential guards, killing 12 agents

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