26 March 2020 – Restrictive measures in Bulgaria are extended until April 12

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Education, Executive Office, Foreign Affairs, Health, Local Government, Media/Arts/Culture, Private Sector and Businesses, Police and Interior Affairs, Social Services, Tourism
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing schools; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; Gatherings, businesses, and services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health

Overview: The restrictive measures put in place against the spread of the coronavirus in Bulgaria are extended by two weeks until April 12 including. The measures include: ban on going to restaurants, bars, entertainment establishments, gambling outlets, sport facilities including gyms. Restaurants can only do deliveries but in compliance with strict sanitary requirements. Cultural and sport events are banned.
Shopping centres are closed with the exception of grocery stores, pharmacies and offices of banks and insurance companies in them. All other stores outside shopping malls can work but with strict measures for disinfection and physical distancing between customers.
Universities, schools, kindergartens and nurseries are closed.
Full details here: https://www.mh.government.bg/media/filer_public/2020/03/26/zapoved_rd-01-154.pdf

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