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 emergency epidemic situation is Bulgaria will be extended for another 15 days and will end on July 1st. The emergency epidemic situation was supposed to end on June 14th but the prime minister and staff have decided to extend it until the end of the month. The decision comes after a significant increase in the number of newly infected since the end of last week due to the emergence of several new outbreaks in recent days in Dospat, Surnitsa and Shumen.
The order for wearing a protective mask or other means of covering the nose and mouth of all citizens of Bulgaria who are in indoor or outdoor public places is extended and remains mandatory until May 13th. The issuance of the new order is due the growing epidemic of COVlD-19 on the territory of Bulgaria and the increasing number of reported cases of coronavirus infection.