Extract from article originally published  on Al-Jazeera, 20 March 2020 – accessible here

Bulgaria’s parliament has voted after a heated debate to allow the military to help curb the movement of people amid the coronavirus outbreak, with a mandate to use force if necessary. The armed forces will be mobilised to assist civilian authorities, with the authorisation to stop vehicles and people until the police arrive. The decision was not taken lightly on Friday.

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