21 March 2020 – Checkpoints set up in central cities, playgrounds, parks and sports fields closed

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Local Government, Police and Interior Affairs
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Special populations; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior

Overview: Checkpoints are to be set up at entrances to and exits from the central cities of Bulgaria’s 28 districts. Only people travelling for work, for health reasons or those returning to their permanent address of residence will be allowed to pass. Visits to parks, playgrounds and sports grounds are prohibited. People below 60 years of age will not be allowed to visit grocery stores or pharmacies from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Full details here: https://www.mh.government.bg/media/filer_public/2020/03/20/rd-01-143.pdf

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