The Minister of Health Prof. Kostadin Angelov announced at a briefing this morning that the epidemic situation in Bulgaria will be extended until January 31st. Temporary measures are introduced from the evening of November 27th /Friday/ to December 21st. During this period, classes are suspended in all educational institutions in the country, as well as in kindergartens, entertainment and language centres. Congress events and seminars and all group cultural and entertainment events are suspended. An exception is made for theatres, where up to 30% occupancy of seats is allowed and masks have to be used.
The Health Minister of Bulgaria has suggested new measures to the Prime Minister and they are to be discussed by the Council of Ministers. The proposed measures will be discussed sector by sector during the cabinet meeting, after which a decision will be made on their implementation. The meeting of the government is scheduled for Wednesday, November 25th. And it is expected that the new measures will be introduced on Friday, November 27th.
The Minister of Health, Prof. Kostadin Angelov, corrected his order which specifies when elderly people over 65 can shop in grocery stores and pharmacies.
The registration of wells, boreholes and other groundwater facilities in private properties will be extended due to the pandemic. The aim is to avoid the movement and collection of people in front of the counters of the basin directorates. Initially, the deadline was November 27th 2020 but the parliament adopted the decision to extend the deadline to November 28th 2022 at a first reading today.