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.
Stricter anti-epidemic measures aiming to reduce the cases of COVID-19 are coming into force from Thursday. The restrictions will affect all spheres of public life, and the health authorities assure that the control will be many times stricter than the one currently in force. All activities that are carried out indoors will be allowed only for people holding the so-called “green certificate”. This document is issued when the vaccination cycle is completed by the immunization centers or the personal doctor. The second option is to present a PCR or antigen test done 48 hours earlier or a document for illness up to a year back in time.
As of September 7th, with an order by the Minister of Health new anti-epidemic measures are introduced on the territory of Bulgaria. They are as follows:
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.
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.