April 25, local time, Egyptian President Sisi issued a presidential decree announcing the extension of the nationwide state of emergency for three months from 1 a.m. on the 25th.
According to the presidential decree, the Egyptian security forces and police will take the necessary measures to deal with the terrorist threat, cut off the financing of terrorist organizations, protect public property and maintain the stability and security of the country.
In April 2017, at least 45 people were killed in separate bombings of churches in the northern Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria. The extremist group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. Since then, Egypt has imposed a three-month nationwide state of emergency, which has since been extended several times.