Bulgarian lawmakers have decided – the army joins the fight against coronavirus

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SOFIA, (BM) – The Army will participate in the implementation of anti-epidemic measures. This was voted on by the MPs after adopting texts from the Emergency Measures Act, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

The proposal was made between the two readings by GERB MP Dimitar Lazarov. There were 89 MPs in favor, 55 against and 2 abstentions.

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Details of the terms and conditions for the participation of military personnel will be determined by an act of the Council of Ministers.

The deputies allowed the military personnel, jointly and in coordination with other bodies, to be able to participate in the implementation of anti-epidemic measures and restrictions on the territory of the country, in a particular region or at a checkpoint.

Parliament has given powers to military personnel to be able to carry out identity checks, restrict the movement of a person to the arrival of the Ministry of Interior, as well as vehicles.

Deputies allowed the military to use physical force and aids only if absolutely necessary.

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