State of epidemic emergency extended until 30 April

At an extraordinary meeting of the government today it was decided to extend the term of the emergency epidemic situation in Bulgaria until 30 April. In this regard, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov directed the health minister to prepare an order clearly setting out the deadlines for the gradual easing of measures.

Concerning the restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the prime minister requested from the minister of health to hold a meeting with their representatives in order to discuss the possible solutions for their industry. One of the possible options for them is to open in early February at 50% of their capacity and with working hours until 10.30pm, in which case there is a risk for them to be closed again if the epidemic situation worsens. Another option for the restaurants, bars and nightclubs is for them to open from 1 March, while until then they would be supported by funds allocated through notification.

The financial support provided by the government for preserving jobs and helping businesses in Bulgaria, since the beginning of the pandemic until now, amounts to nearly BGN 2 billion. This was reported to PM Boyko Borissov during the working meeting convened by him in the Council of Ministers with participation of members of the government.

Similar articles

  • Bulgaria announces new rules for entry as of 1 May

    Bulgaria announces new rules for entry as of 1 May

    The Bulgarian health minister issued on Thursday an order with new rules for entry into Bulgaria from 1 May. Persons arriving from India, Bangladesh, Brazil and countries and territories in Africa will be temporarily banned from entry into the country. Exception will apply to Bulgarian citizens and persons with permanent or long-term residence in Bulgaria and their family members, and they will be allowed to enter but will be quarantined for 10 days.

    112
  • Bulgaria to loosen Covid-19 restrictions in April

    Bulgaria to loosen Covid-19 restrictions in April

    A loosening of Covid-19 restrictions is planned for April, Bulgarian Health Minister Kostadin Angelov told a news briefing on Tuesday. Pupils will be probably back to school from 12 April, and toddlers may return to kindergartens from April 5. The timetable for a restart of in-person classes has yet to be specified.

    155