Cape Verde extends state of emergency amid COVID-19 outbreak

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PRAIA, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Cape Verde's National Assembly authorized the president of the Republic late Friday evening to extend the State of Emergency till May 2 on islands where cases of COVID-19 have been detected.

According to the country's official news agency Inforpress, the president's request was approved unanimously during an extraordinary session attended by 43 deputies.

The first 20-day State of Emergency was to end Friday midnight. With the extention, the State of Emergency will extend from zero o'clock April 18 to May 2 on the islands of Santiago, Boa Vista and Sao Vicente, which have registered COVID-19 cases.

In the other six islands without cases of COVID-19, Santo Antao, Sao Nicolau, Santa Luzia, Sal, Maio, Fogo and Brava, the state of emergency will be in force from April 18 to 26.

Cape Verde reported on Friday evening a new case of COVID-19 in the capital Praia.

Cape Verde so far has 56 confirmed cases, 51 on the island of Boa Vista, four on the city of Praia and one on the island of Sao Vicente. Among the confirmed cases, there was one death, a 62-year-old British citizen, who was on vacation on the island of Boa Vista. Enditem

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