Covid-19


    • Bulgaria extends Covid-19 epidemic emergency until 31 July

      Bulgaria extends Covid-19 epidemic emergency until 31 July

      The Covid-19 epidemic emergency, in effect until July 15, will be extended until July 31, 2020, Bulgarian Health Minister Kiril Ananiev told a news briefing here on Monday. The decision was made at a meeting with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, members of the National Coronavirus Task Force, Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov and Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev.

      55
    • Facemasks mandatory at pharmacies as well, no mass celebrations until 30 June

      Facemasks mandatory at pharmacies as well, no mass celebrations until 30 June

      Bulgarian Health Minister Kiril Ananiev has issued four orders which set out the new rules and measures in connection with the coronavirus. They will be valid until the end of the epidemic emergency - 30 June. Initially, the mandatory wearing of protective masks had to remain only in public transport. Kiril Ananiev's order states now that we must wear personal protective equipment at pharmacies and hospitals too. Wearing facemasks remains recommended in all other public venues, especially outdoors.

      55
    • Epidemic emergency extended

      Epidemic emergency extended

      Based on a report by the Chief State Health Inspector Dr. Angel Kunchev, the state of epidemic emergency is being extended, Health Minister Kiril Ananiev told a news briefing on Wednesday at the Council of Ministers. In the morning, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov had a meeting with the national coronavirus taskforce to discuss the overall epidemic situation in Bulgaria. Ananiev said that in his report, Dr. Kunchev points out that the spread of the coronavirus is still a major risk to the health and lives of people.

      99
    • Quarantine is lifted for arrivals from EU, Serbia, North Macedonia

      Quarantine is lifted for arrivals from EU, Serbia, North Macedonia

      As of June 1, passengers arriving in Bulgaria from most European countries – but not those with the largest outbreaks of new coronavirus – will no longer be required to go into mandatory quarantine for 14 days. Quarantine for people who arrived from the Serbia and North Macedonia between May 20 and 31 and who have not been in contact with COVID-19 patients is also lifted under an order by the Health Minister on Monday.

      193
    • State of emergency lifted, restrictive measures remain in force

      State of emergency lifted, restrictive measures remain in force

      The state of emergency in Bulgaria has been lifted. From 14 May until 14 June, an emergency epidemic situation is declared in the country. The government took the decision after a videoconference meeting on 13 May. The decision was adopted on the basis of assessment of the existing epidemic risk by the Chief State Health Inspector and the identified imminent danger to the life and health of the Bulgarian citizens.

      184
    • State of emergency to not be extended beyond 13 May

      State of emergency to not be extended beyond 13 May

      The state of emergency in Bulgaria will not  be extended beyond 13 May, Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov told a briefing on Monday. The briefing, which was given after an extraordinary sitting of the Cabinet, presented to the media details about draft changes to the Health Act and the Act on the Measures and Actions during the State of Emergency that the Government has elaborated. 

      165
    • Open-air sections of cafes and restaurants to reopen

      Open-air sections of cafes and restaurants to reopen

      Open-air sections of cafes and restaurants as well as swimming pools will reopen, while individual sports activities will also be allowed, the checkpoints controlling intercity travel will be removed on 6 May, and driving schools will resume their work. PM Boyko Borissov announced the easing of restrictive measures during a briefing at the Council of Ministers with the representatives of the National Operative Staff and members of the cabinet.

      206
    • Authorities ease certain coronavirus restrictions

      Authorities ease certain coronavirus restrictions

      The authorities lifted on Friday the ban on visits to city parks, gardens, nature parks, mountains and other nature sites. The ban was introduced in mid-March as a measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus. The requirement for wearing facemasks in open public spaces is also lifted.

      155