13 March 2020 – Nationwide state of emergency declared

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Bulgarian parliament, Bulgarian government

Overview: The Bulgarian Parliament declares a nationwide state of emergency over 2019-nCoV between March 13 and April 13. The proposal was made by the Council of Ministers after the country reached 23 cases of the coronavirus, with one death. The government now has the task to take all necessary measures to deal with the emergency situation caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Full details here: https://www.parliament.bg/bg/desision/ID/157374

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat