The decision to declare a state of emergency on the territory of Podlaskie and Lubelskie voivodeships was published on September 2. A proposal to this effect was handed over to the president by the Council of Ministers on Tuesday, August 31.
The decision to declare a state of emergency has been made due to the particular threat to citizens and public order, which is associated with the situation on the state border between Poland and Belarus, reads the statement of the presidential office.
The decree does the following:
The Office of the President has emphasized it had selected the least restrictive measures from the State of Emergency Law.
The area covered by the state of emergency will be determined by a separate decision. However, most likely, it will be the 183 locations proposed by the Council of Ministers within three kilometers of the border with Belarus.
The decree entered into force on the day of its publication.