Bulgaria brings back some restrictions after COVID-19-cases spike

Bulgaria brings back some restrictions after COVID-19-cases spike

Bulgaria's government said on Thursday that some of the measures aimed at containing the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease in the country are being reintroduced, following a recent spike in new cases.

The authorities are banning the presence of spectators during all collective and individual sports events, closing down all indoor bars and night clubs, and reducing the maximum capacity of outdoor bars and night clubs by half, the government said in a statement.

In addition, the government is prohibiting group celebrations attended by more than 30 people.

Bulgaria reported a record-high 240 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total count registered so far to 6,342. Of those cases, 2,917 are currently active, 3,166 people have recovered, and associated deaths were 259.

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