Bulgaria makes face masks compulsory again

Bulgaria makes face masks compulsory again
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  • calendar-gray 23 June 2020

Bulgaria on Monday ordered residents to wear protective face masks again at all indoor public places after the Balkan country recorded its highest weekly rise in novel coronavirus cases, APA reports citing Todayonline.

The order, issued by Health Minister Kiril Ananiev, came 10 days after his move to make the wearing of masks indoors "highly recommended" but not mandatory, apart from on public transport, in pharmacies and medical establishments.

"The only purpose for doing this is to preserve the health and life of Bulgarian citizens," Ananiev said, adding that people should wear masks at shops, sports events, cinemas and theatres. Staying 1.5 metres apart from other people is also compulsory.

 

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