The state of emergency in Bulgaria will not be extended beyond May 13th. This was made clear at an emergency briefing at the Council of Ministers yesterday.
The government will not prolong the state of emergency. They have drafted a bill that will be a continuation and amendment of the Health Act. According to the Minister of Health Kiril Ananiyev, a change in Art. 61 and Art. 63 of the Law of Health will be made.
It is envisaged that the Minister of Health will determine the conditions and procedure for mandatory isolation of patients with coronavirus, carriers of the disease, quarantined and arriving from abroad. It is also envisaged to declare an emergency epidemiological situation at the proposal of the Chief State Sanitary Inspector. Measures will be introduced nationwide or in specific areas, said the Health Minister.
The idea is to preserve all economic and social measures by proposing that they continue to operate 2 months after the end of the state of emergency. The aim is a gradual restoration of socio-economic life. Some of the measures taken by the social ministry will continue to operate not only within two months, but until the end of the year. The legislative changes are yet to be debated.
As of the last 24 hours there are 57 newly infected people in Bulgaria. Of the new cases, 6 are in Sofia, 21 in Vidin, Yambol – 11, Pleven – 7, Haskovo – 4, Blagoevgrad – 2, Montana – 2, Veliko Tarnovo – 1, Gabrovo – 1, Kyustendil – 1, Sliven – 1. 342 people have been cured so far and in the last 24 hours -21 have been cured. There are 4 new deaths in the last 24 hours.