10 April 2020 – Police blocks set up in several Sofia neighbourhoods

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Ethnic and Minority Affairs, Police and Interior Affairs
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: City (Sofia)
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Interior

Overview: Several neighbourhoods of the Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia – “Hristo Botev”, “Fakulteta”, “Filipovtsi” and part of “Orlandovtsi”, populated mainly with roma people, have been blocked by police since Friday evening due to measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Full details here: https://bnr.bg/en/post/101257063/several-sofia-neighbourhoods-blocked-by-police-over-coronavirus-outbreak

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat