Bulgaria has declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus since this Friday. Bulgarian National Assembly has stated an emergency to control the range of coronavirus. It is originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, after the Government introduced the approval of this bill, as reported by the Novinite news agency.
Bulgaria has declared a state of emergency at the request of the Government in the application of article 84 of the Bulgarian Constitution. Which establishes that this bill will continue until the threat has passed. And that allows the authorities to impose restrictions on movements in the national territory. And the ban of entry of anyone into the Bulgaria country. The measure will be in effect initially until March 29.
Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borissov
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov demanded the people of Bulgaria to follow the threatened and rules. Otherwise, they will face punishment. And the people will face one-year prison terms for those who fail to observe quarantine.
Following the approval of the state of emergency, the Bulgarian Health Minister Kiril Ananiev has ordered the implementation of a series of restrictive measures to stop the expansion of the new coronavirus into Bulgarian territory.
According to the bill, all the bars, museums, stores, and big shopping malls will close. Except for food stores and pharmacies. Classes at schools, universities, and colleges have also been suspended, and all big events have been canceled. Ultimately, the Executive has suggested that all workers who can manage to do their work from home.
According to information from the WHO (World Health Organization), until now, the news of 23 infected people received. And one death due to coronavirus has received in Bulgaria.
While at the same time, the police will receive some extraordinary power to capture people who do not have corporate in decreasing the spread of the virus and put public health risk or danger.