The cabinet approved the prolongation of the national emergency by 40 days at its December 29 session.
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As a result, the restrictions currently in place, including the curfew, will be applied until January 10.
The national emergency was declared on October 1 and was to end today, on December 29. The change enabling its extension was approved by the parliament on December 28. The extension was necessary given the current unfavourable coronavirus situation and the existence of its new mutation, the Government's Office explained.