Sofia, November 25 Bulgarian Health Minister Kostadin Anglov announced on the 25th that the Bulgarian Council of Ministers adopted a resolution on the same day to implement a new round of national closure measures from the evening of the 27th, which will last until December 21.
The new round of measures includes: suspending teaching activities in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, closing colleges and universities, suspending all extracurricular training activities; suspending sports events and conferences; suspending private gatherings of more than 15 people; closing the business of fitness centers and entertainment venues, and restaurants can only provide take-out services; and the attendance of the theater should not exceed 3 0%, spectators must wear masks and keep distance of more than 1.5 meters; close shopping malls, etc.
Under the new measures, public places such as parks in the country remain open, pet stores, glasses stores, pharmacies, and small community stores remain open, and the postal, express, telecommunications, banking and insurance industries provide services normally.
Anglov announced that the state of emergency would be extended for another two months until the end of January 2021.
A real-time poll conducted by the Bulgarian 24 Hours on the new lockdown measures showed that 64% of the respondents agreed with the new measures, but thought it was “too late”.
According to the data released by the Bulgarian Ministry of Health on the 25th, 4,382 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, with a total of 129,348 confirmed cases; 157 new deaths, with a total of 3,226 deaths; and 1,876 new cured cases and a total of 40,102 cures. The country has 4,944 medical personnel infected with the novel coronavirus.