Bulgaria introduces new Covid restrictions

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Sofia [Bulgaria], September 1 (ANI/FENA): Bulgaria's Chief Health Inspector Angel Kunchev has sent a report urging the health minister to impose new restrictions across the country given the increasing number of new cases of coronavirus infection, the health ministry said.

In his report, he suggests that public events such as concerts, fairs, music and other festivals should be cancelled, as well as congresses, conferences, competitions and similar events held indoors.

The restriction will not apply where 100 per cent of staff and participants have been vaccinated or are negative for coronavirus, BTA reports.

Indoor sporting events may be held but without an audience or 50 per cent of the capacity of the sports facility may be allowed for vaccinated persons or those who are negative for COVID-19.

Group visits to gyms, sports halls and clubs, swimming pools and spas will be prohibited, as well as museums, galleries and other cultural institutions, playrooms and casinos.

The interior of the catering facilities will be closed, and restaurants will serve only in outdoor areas with reduced working hours (until 22.00), or restaurants can keep the indoor area at half capacity for vaccinated or negatively tested guests, provided that staff are fully vaccinated.

When it comes to shopping malls, they should limit one person to 8m.

The measures are aimed at stopping the spread of COVID infections, as the 14-day incidence rate in Bulgaria is 265.52 per 100,000 inhabitants. (ANI/FENA)

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