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.
Private celebrations with more than 15 people are not allowed. Sports events with people under 18 years of age are suspended without the international events that have already started. Sports events with people over 18 years of age will be held without an audience. Gyms and restaurants will be closed until December 21st. Only food deliveries will be allowed.
As of Friday, gaming halls and casinos, as well as mall-type shopping centres, will be closed, excluding grocery stores, pet stores, pharmacies, drugstores and communications services offices. However, the Health Minister said that small neighbourhood stores can continue to operate. Excursions in the country and abroad are stopped. All religious institutions will remain open. Parks and gardens will remain open as well and no night hour will be introduced according to the Health Minister.
The newly diagnosed people with COVID-19 in Bulgaria in the last 24 hours are 4 382. The distribution by districts is as follows: Blagoevgrad – 147; Burgas – 307; Varna – 365; Veliko Tarnovo – 109; Vidin – 28; Vratsa – 108; Gabrovo – 187; Dobrich – 86; Kardzhali – 18; Kyustendil – 117; Lovech – 41; Montana – 49; Pazardzhik – 85; Pernik – 108; Pleven – 122; Plovdiv – 458; Razgrad – 44; Ruse – 196; Silistra – 75; Sliven – 115; Smolyan – 20; Sofia region – 146; Sofia city – 880; Stara Zagora – 275; Targovishte – 35; Haskovo – 88; Shumen – 76; Yambol – 97.
The confirmed cases in Bulgaria are a total of 129 348. Of these, 86 020 are active. The cured people are 40 102, of which 1 876 have been registered in the last 24 hours. 6 365 patients with confirmed coronavirus infection were admitted to hospitals with 392 of them in intensive care. 3 226 are the deceased with 157 registered during the past 24 hours.