Bulgaria: Plovdiv changes new anti-epidemic measures

Plovdiv district has changed its new anti-epidemic measures, which are scheduled to come into force on January 31.

First of all, the district announced that from Monday restaurants, arcades, casinos and entertainment venues must close by 11 p.m. at the latest.

This has been changed to 10pm.

Plovdiv media said that top state health inspector Angel Kunchev protested the 11pm time because it was not in line with measures for a Tier 3 area laid out in the government’s Covid-19 response plan be.

Other Measures announced on January 28 for Plovdiv district stay unchanged.

Separately, the Regional Health Inspectorate in the Bulgarian district of Pernik issued an order that schoolchildren from the first to the 12thth Classes may only enter public places after 8 p.m. when accompanied by an adult. This regulation applies until February 6th.

Pernik is one of them five districts in Bulgaria where the Covid-19 morbidity rate on a 14-day basis is above 2000 per 100 000 population.

Teams have been formed to monitor compliance, including representatives from the Regional Health Inspectorate, the Regional Education Directorate and the Municipality of Pernik.

According to the district administration, controls in public places such as cinemas, theaters, concert halls, fitness studios, restaurants, cafés and chain stores are being increased.

(Archive photo: Lance Nelson from banskoblog.com)

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