Covid-19: Bulgaria’s Blagoevgrad district shuts night clubs and bars for 14 days

The regional operational headquarters for combating new coronavirus in Blagoevgrad in south-western Bulgaria decided on October 25 to order all night clubs and bars in the district shut for 14 days.

Apart from the city of the same name, Bulgaria’s Blagoevgrad district also includes the mountain resort of Bansko.

The head of the regional health inspectorate in Blagoevgrad, Dr Kaloyan Kaloyanov, said that the situation regarding admission to hospitals in the district was “dynamic,” according to a report by Bulgarian National Television.

The medical facilities in the town of Gotse Delchev and the South-Western Hospital in Petrich were the busiest.

Kaloyanov said that there was no need for concern and extra beds to treat Covid-19 patients could be provided if needed.

An order cancelling all planned surgical operations in the Blagoevgrad district is in effect up to November 30.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 47 newly-confirmed cases of new coronavirus in Blagoevgrad, which puts the district in fourth place in the country.

Earlier, the city of Sofia, and the districts of Shoumen and Sliven, announced the closure of night clubs as a step against the spread of Covid-19.

(Photo: Cathy Kaplan)

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