17 March 2020 – Ski resort of Bansko quarantined for two weeks

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Foreign Affairs, Health, Local Government, Private Sector and Businesses, Police and Interior Affairs, Tourism, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: Local (ski resort of Bansko)
Lead People/Agency: National Crisis-management Staff, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior (implementer)

Overview: The ski resort of Bansko has been quarantined. The measure took effect at 7pm on March 17 and its period of action will be two weeks. The reason is three cases of coronavirus infection confirmed this day and related to the functioning of the town as a tourist centre. Inside Bansko, people are barred off the streets, except when it is absolutely necessary to go to a grocer’s shop, a healthcare facility, a pharmacy, a bank office, an insurance company office or a gas station.
It is forbidden to enter and leave Bansko. The restrictions do not apply to trucks carrying food products, water and electricity company employees, health inspectors, police officers, firefighters and medical workers who provide emergency treatment not available in the town. All tourists have 24 hours to leave the town. Those who stay behind will be quarantined and will have to comply with all restrictions.
Full details here: https://www.mh.government.bg/media/filer_public/2020/03/17/rd-01-132.pdf

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