Jartov explained that the decision to issue a warning is the last step, before that certain processes and phenomena are observed in advance, and according to the available data, the representatives of the institutions should make such a decision. In the warning message that citizens will receive, there will be a link that points to the BG-ALERT website, where additional information will be posted, reports BTA.
The BG-ALERT system complements the national early warning and disclosure system, Dzhartov added.
He recalled that tomorrow, November 7, BG-ALERT tests begin in different areas of the country. There will be a national test on November 29.
“There will be additional verification when using the system before a warning message is released to avoid abuses,” said Jartov. He added that there will be no possibility after the system is put into use to mistakenly conduct a test in a real environment, as happened last week.
Jartov also pointed out that institutions everywhere in the country have been notified that the system is about to be tested.
On October 1, human error caused a test message to be sent to real users of one of the mobile operators, causing, if not panic, then at least stress and bewilderment among them.
He also added that a regulation is being prepared for the use of the system and it is expected to start working officially at the beginning of next year.
FrogNews recalls the test schedule:
• 07.11.2023 (Tuesday) – for Gabrovo region;
• 14.11.2023 (Tuesday) – for Vidin, Vratsa, Lovech, Montana and Pleven districts;
• 15.11.2023 (Wednesday) – for the regions of Veliko Tarnovo, Razgrad, Ruse and Silistra;
• 16.11.2023 (Thursday) – for the districts of Varna, Dobrich, Targovishte and Shumen;
• 21.11.2023 (Tuesday) – for Burgas, Sliven, Stara Zagora and Yambol regions;
• 22.11.2023 (Wednesday) – for Blagoevgrad, Kyustendil, Pernik, Sofia and Sofia region;
• 23.11.2023 (Thursday) – for the regions of Kardzhali, Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Smolyan and Haskovo;
• 29.11.2023 (Wednesday) – national test throughout the country.