The Ministry of Health has announced that as of Thursday, February 24, the gradual easing of anti-epidemic measures in Bulgaria will begin.
The report of the Chief State Health Inspector proposed a three-step approach to alleviate anti-epidemic measures, according to which the requirement for a “green certificate” across the country should be abolished as of March 20, with a favorable trend in the epidemic situation.
As of today, June 22, visitors are allowed for patients with a hospital stay of more than 5 days, at the decision of the treating physician regarding the patient’s health condition and the risk of infection with COVID-19. This was ordered by the Minister of Health Dr. Stoycho Katsarov with his new order. The ban on visits to medical establishments does not apply to visits of patients in the terminal stage. When visiting medical establishments, all anti-epidemic measures must be observed, including the wearing of protective masks. Also no more than one visitor per patient is allowed at a time.
The Veliko Tarnovo region is in the safe green zone for infected, with data showing that the diagnosed people are 16,98 in 100 000. In the last two days, only a few cases of infection per day have been identified, and only 13 people are hospitalized. 82 people are treated at home, and 8906 managed to fight the infection. The death toll from the coronavirus is a total of 669. The most active cases in the district are in the municipality of Veliko Tarnovo – 36, in Zlataritsa there are two patients, and in Suhindol – only one.
The Minister of Health Dr. Stoycho Katsarov issued an order according to which work teams of up to 7 people can be allowed to not wear protective masks under certain conditions. This will be a decision of employers, owners or managers of public facilities, commercial and other sites providing services to citizens. The condition is that all individuals must have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and/or have had a coronavirus infection.
From today, April 29th, discos, bars, clubs and nightclubs in Bulgaria are allowed to operate. Visit to them will be carried out under strict measures. Staff are required to wear a face mask, but this requirement does not apply to visitors. Discos and bars will have no required closing time. Disinfectants must be provided at the sites. Also, the use of no more than 50% of their capacity will be allowed, according to the order of the resigned Minister of Health Prof. Kostadin Angelov. This is another step towards easing the restrictive measures against the spread of coronavirus in our country.