Trump’s emergency declaration for the coronavirus was really two separate declarations -There might soon be 52. – The Washington Post

What does an emergency declaration mean, in law and practice?Source: Trump’s emergency declaration for the coronavirus was really two separate declarations -- and will multiply. - The Washington Post

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Here comes FEMA – Trump said the action would “unleash the full power of the federal government.”

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday afternoon over the coronavirus outbreak following a week of cancellations, suspensions and growing case numbers that unsettled Americans nationwide. Source: National emergency:…

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United States federal government continuity of operations plan COOP [as in COUP]

Continuity of Operations (COOP) is a United States federal government initiative, required by U.S. Presidential Policy Directive 40 (PPD-40), to ensure that agencies are able to continue performance of essential…

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Q&A: What can the government FORCE people to do in the name of containing the coronavirus? – Chicago Tribune

Q&A: What can the government force people to do in the name of containing the coronavirus?Source: Q&A: What can the government force people to do in the name of containing…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has admitted he was offered the chance to use a BODY DOUBLE for security purposes – BBC News

The Russian president says the idea was mooted during the Chechen War in the early 2000s. Source: Putin dismisses rumours he uses body doubles for security - BBC News

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Hong Kong Emergency Statute for Martial Law Worries Investors – Bloomberg

As investors map out potential risks from Hong Kong’s summer of unrest, one tool at the government’s disposal is attracting increased attention: a colonial-era statute that gives authorities broad powers…

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Coronavirus Italy news: 50,000 under ‘martial law’ as police lockdown towns | Express.co.uk

ARMED police are preventing 50,000 Italians entering or leaving towns gripped by the coronavirus in Lombardy, Italy. If the crisis gets worse the military have been authorised to move in.Source:…

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