Plovdiv, seven more districts in Bulgaria introduce anti-Covid measures

Bulgaria’s districts of Plovdiv, Blagoevgrad, Kyustendil, Montana, Pernik, Razgrad, Stara Zagora and Haskovo have become the latest to introduce, as of July 22, stage 1 measures against the spread of Covid-19.

In the Plovdiv district, an order that is to remain in effect until August 22 makes it mandatory to wear a protective mask in medical facilities, pharmacies, drugstores, social homes and public transport.

A distance of 1.5 metres must be kept between visitors to “sites of public importance”, shops and businesses.

Employers must arrange anti-epidemic measures in the workplace such as ventilation, disinfection, instruction of personnel about personal hygiene, as well as, where possible, allowing staff to work from home.

In the mornings, there must be screening of those arriving at children’s facilities and social facilities for symptoms of Covid-19.

The measures in the districts of Blagoevgrad, Kyustendil, Montana, Pernik, Razgrad, Stara Zagora and Haskovo, also in effect until August 22, are similar, based on the provisions of the new version of the national plan adopted by Bulgaria’s government last week.

Temporary anti-epidemic measures came into effect in the districts of Sofia city and Bourgas on July 19, in Sofia district, Dobrich and Yambol from July 20, and in Gabrovo, Varna, Vratsa, Sliven and Silistra from July 21.

(Photo of the Kapana district in Plovdiv: Lance Nelson of

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