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Bulgarian capital and other districts set to step up measures as Covid-19 morbidity worsens

In a context of continuous worsening of the Covid-19 morbidity rate, the regional health inspectorate of the Bulgarian capital Sofia should reinforce the restrictive measures, in particular concerning restaurants and other public places.

Chief state health inspector Angel Kunchev said on January 20 that the order from the Sofia regional health inspectorate would be issued by the end of the day or January 21 at the later.

Restaurants will have to close at 10 p.m. The obligation to present a green certificate for admission remains.

There will be a 50% limitation on the capacity use of restaurants and entertainment venues.

The measures that will be introduced in Sofia are those envisaged in the third phase of the government program new national plan to respond to the Covid-19 situation.

Starting Jan. 24, while students in grades one through four will continue to attend in-person classes, students in select other grades will transition to rotating between in-person and remote learning.

Other districts with the highest Covid-19 morbidity rates – including Burgas, Sofia District, Pernik, Vidin, Stara Zagora and Plovdiv – are also expected to modify the current measures.

The Blagoevgrad district, which has the highest Covid-19 morbidity rate in Bulgaria, switches all students to remote learning for one week from January 24. A curfew will be in effect for those under 18, who will not be permitted to go out in public unaccompanied after 8 p.m.

The Bulgarian national headquarters against Covid-19 is due to meet on January 21 to discuss measures against the pandemic.

Kunchev said that currently there are large differences in morbidity in different areas, so far no new measures at the national level are being discussed.

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