12 April 2020 – Mandatory usage of face masks in public until April 26

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Individual measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health (decision-maker); Ministry of Interior (implementer)

Overview: From 12 April until 26 April, inclusive, all citizens in Bulgaria are obliged to wear a disposable or reusable face mask or another option covering the nose and mouth (including cloth, scarf, etc.) when they are in indoor or outdoor public places (including public transport, shops, parks, churches, monasteries, temples, halls, streets, bus stops, etc.). Public places are also considered to be all places which are freely accessible and/or intended for public use. This also applies to places where public services are provided. Violators will be penalized.
Full details here: https://www.mh.government.bg/media/filer_public/2020/04/11/zapoved__rd-01-197-11042020.pdf

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat