Bulgaria ranks 21st in Europe and second in the Balkans in the number of people infected with the coronavirus. Our country ranks 10th in mortality rate from COVID-19 in Europe and 4th on the Balkan Peninsula. All municipalities in the country are either in the red or in the orange zone, there are no districts in the green zone.
The capacity of night clubs in Bulgaria will be cut in half. Going to discos, piano bars, clubs and other nightclubs is allowed only if the seats are occupied by no more than one person per 2 square meters. This is ordered by the Minister of Health and enters into force on October 23rd.
Masks will become mandatory outdoors in Bulgaria from October 22nd. This was announced by the Minister of Health Prof. Kostadin Angelov. Many doctors and nurses have called for the return of this measure because of the high number of infected each day.
The government decided today that the emergency epidemic situation in Bulgaria will be prolonged until the end of September. This was suggested by the Minister of Health and approved by the parliament via a videoconference. However, the Health Minister assures that no new restrictive measures against COVID-19 are envisaged for now.