MINISTRY OF HEALTH OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA





From 11.30 pm on Friday, November 27, to December 21, 2020, additional anti-epidemic measures will be introduced in the country.

New anti-epidemic measures come into force on the territory of Bulgaria from 11.30 pm on Friday, November 27, and will be effective until December 21, 2020. “All the measures we are currently taking are aimed at reducing the rate of spread of the infection. We are aware that these measures cannot stop the spread of the virus, but will give the healthcare system a breath of fresh air so that it can work as effectively as we all want. ” This was stated by the Minister of Health Prof. Kostadin Angelov at a briefing at the Council of Ministers.

"The overall picture, not only from the point of view of our country, but also from what is happening in the world, shows that Europe is currently the continent that is still in the midst of an epidemic. Europe has the highest morbidity and mortality. In the last 14 days, 3 million people in the European Union have fallen ill and 50,000 have died. There is no government that passively monitors these figures and does not take any action. This would be irresponsible and absolutely unjustified from any point of view, "said Chief State Health Inspector Assoc. Prof. Angel Kunchev.

From 11.30 pm on Friday, November 27, the attendance classes in all educational institutions on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria will be suspended. This includes all students from 1st to 12th grade, all extracurricular activities and activities, activities of interest, entertaining, organized in school and extracurricular environment for all age groups, all universities, all attendance and group activities in language , educational and other training centers and schools organized by legal entities and individuals.

Visits to kindergartens and nurseries, as well as to children's centers, clubs and others providing organized group services for children are suspended. The holding of congress-conference events, seminars, competitions, trainings, team building, exhibitions and other public events in attendance is also suspended. All group cultural and entertainment events (cinemas, museums, galleries, stage events, concerts, classes in dance, creative and musical arts, etc.) are suspended. An exception is allowed with regard to the theaters, when the seats are occupied up to 30% of their total capacity, observance of a physical distance of at least 1.5 m and obligatory placement of protective face masks.
It is not allowed to organize and hold gatherings and celebrations of a private nature with the presence of more than 15 people. The new measures terminate all collective and individual sports events of a training and competitive nature for persons under 18 years of age, with the exception of international sports competitions, which started on the date of entry into force of the new measures. All sports events of a training and competitive nature for persons over 18 years of age and international sports competitions for persons under 18 years of age are held without an audience. Visits to fitness centers are suspended. Visits to all catering and entertainment establishments within the meaning of Art. 124 of the Tourism Act. Only deliveries or taking food for home and office are allowed. Visits to gambling halls and casinos are suspended. Visits to shopping centers (representing one or more buildings in which shops, restaurants and other commercial sites are located) and shopping malls, except for grocery stores, hospitals, pharmacies, drugstores, opticians, pet stores, are suspended. banks, insurers, payment service providers, the offices of telecommunications operators and other communication service providers in them.
The group tourist trips, excursions with organized transport in the country and abroad and group visits to tourist sites in the country are suspended. From 11.30 pm on Friday, November 27, grocery stores organize their work, not allowing people under the age of 65 in the respective sites between 8.30 am and 10.30 am. For pharmacies, the so-called "green corridors" are eliminated. 
"All anti-epidemic measures have medical purposes, namely - protection of human health and life. We believe that their introduction is timely, because Bulgaria has passed the morbidity of 600 people per 100 thousand population. This is the behavior of all European countries. Bright holidays are coming and both all of us and the doctors who are in the hospitals need to go home, hug their children, say "I love you" to a loved one. Let us be responsible as a society and help them so that they can help us, because only together we can deal with the pandemic of COVID-19 ", explained Prof. Kostadin Angelov.
All religious institutions will be open. Parks and gardens too. There is no need for an evening class in any sphere on the territory of Bulgaria. There are no other strict measures that are typical for some of the countries on the territory of the European Union and of Bulgaria's neighboring countries, it became clear from the words of Minister Angelov.

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