Bulgaria adopts new COVID-19 restrictions

Bulgaria adopts new COVID-19 restrictions

Bulgaria's health ministry said that it is adopting new measures aimed at restricting the spread of the coronavirus disease in the country as of Thursday, including a specific time window for shopping for people aged 65 and over.

Other measures include moving all schools with a coronavirus infection rate of over 20% to online education, a curfew for restaurants, and an extension of the closure of bars and night clubs, the ministry said in a statement.

The measures will remain in force until November 30.

By Thursday, Bulgaria had 87,311 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 26,714 recoveries and 1,898 associated deaths.

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