Plovdiv, Bulgaria, continues to relax anti-epidemic measures in restaurants

Bulgaria’s Plovdiv district will drop the requirement that restaurants, arcades and casinos use no more than 50 percent of their capacity from February 24.

This follows the district that was scrapped, from February 18ththe rule that restaurants have to close at 10pm.

Also from February 24, Plovdiv lifts the requirement that minors visiting shopping centers must be accompanied by an adult.

At the national level in Bulgaria, on February 24th, the first of three stages of relaxation of anti-epidemic measures, in particular with regard to the green certificate requirement, will take place.

Starting Thursday, owners of places like restaurants and event organizers can decide whether to require visitors to present green certificates. The requirement for staff to hold green certificates remains.

In the third stage of easing measures currently scheduled for March 20ththe green certificate requirement is completely eliminated, except for travel within the EU.

According to a report by Bulgarian National Radio, it is expected that from February 28, all students in the Burgas district will resume face-to-face classes. At present, students in more than half of the districts of Bulgaria attend face-to-face classes.

Separately, the Interior Ministry in Varna said a 28-year-old doctor had been taken into custody for issuing vaccination certificates for more than 70 unvaccinated people.

The doctor is in 24-hour detention and an investigation has been initiated.

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