An extension of the state of emergency has been approved as the daily number of COVID-19 cases reached a record high of 10,027, putting increasing pressure on the health system. To tackle the outbreak, lawmakers gave the green light to an extension of a state of emergency, which ends on Thursday, for an additional week. Measures include an overnight curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. and a half-day lockdown, from 1 p.m. to 5 a.m., over the weekend across many of the country’s municipalities.