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Lukashenko signs presidential decree to regulate enforcement of state of emergency

MINSK (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed decree No.451 on securing the regime of the state of emergency on 22 November, the press service of the head of state told BelTA.

The document was signed in line with the law on amending the laws concerning the protection of sovereignty and the constitutional system in order to further improve the relevant legislation.

The decree approves a regulation on the governing bodies that will operate when a state of emergency is declared. The regulation combines, specifies, and expands the existing similar regulations on the joint emergency operations center and on the commandant's office of the territory where the state of emergency is declared.

The document specifies how the operation of governing bodies will be organized when the state of emergency is declared nationwide or in individual territories.