French authorities have increased the state of emergency in the country but many view it as a way to exercise greater control over its population.
The government said the eight-day state of emergency that came into force immediately will allow authorities to make the necessary preparations to ensure public health is protected during the campaign and voting amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan declared a month-long state of emergency on April 7, in Tokyo and six other urban areas. It has 14,281 Covid-19 cases with 432 deaths, according to the Japanese Health Ministry.
The official declaration of the state of emergency would likely come as soon as Tuesday, Shinzo Abe told reporters, as the country grapples with a recent spike in coronavirus cases, especially in the capital Tokyo.
The country’s authoritarian regime says that the emergency law prevents instability, but independent analysts say it’s a political tool used to suppress dissent.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera's decision to end the state of emergency comes after an equally unpopular week-long nighttime curfews ended on Saturday.
President Lenin Moreno declared a state of emergency as protesters hurled stones and erected burning barricades after the end of decades-old fuel subsidies as part of a $2 billion government fiscal reform package.
The state of emergency declared by Chad President Idriss Deby will run for three months in Sila and Ouaddai regions, the president's office said.
Robert Kocharyan, who was president from 1998 to 2008, has been charged with acting unlawfully by introducing a state of emergency in March 2008 following a disputed election. At least ten people were killed in clashes between police and protesters.
Vizcarra said Attorney General Pedro Chavarry's dismissal of prosecutors jeopardizes investigations into allegations of bribery involving some of the country's highest-ranking politicians, including several former presidents.
The protests follow a state of emergency that was declared in the city of Atbara after hundreds of people protested against price increases and set fire to the local headquarters of the ruling party.
State of emergency has been declared in Florida and Alabama as forecasters warn of the storm's midweek landfall on northeast US Gulf Coast.
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