Bulgaria’s health min plans to extend part of COVID-19 restrictions to end-Jan

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Bulgaria’s health ministry is proposing to extend part of the restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the country, which were due to end on December 21, to the end of January 2021, the government said on Wednesday.

Some of the current restrictions will be lifted, with galleries, museums, cinemas and theatres set to reopen, the government press office said in a statement.

In addition, restaurants in hotels will be allowed to work at 50% capacity but only for the needs of guests of the hotel. Nurseries, kindergartens and schools will be reopened as of January 4.

Gyms, restaurants, shopping malls, and casinos will remain closed.

Bulgaria introduced the restrictions on November 27 and saw a sharp rise in unemployment numbers in the following weeks.

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