President Marcelo to address nation as new State of Emergency approved to end April

President Marcelo will be addressing the nation again this evening after parliament has approved yet another two-week period of State of Emergency. The new stint in which the government has special powers to override habitual rights and freedoms will run till April 30. President Marcelo has in the past said that he hopes to bring an end to these regular renewals of special powers in May, however reports today suggest he may be reconsidering this pledge in light of the country’s continuing ‘transmission’ rate.