08 March 2020 – First four cases of COVID-19 confirmed, all public events banned

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Education, Health, Local Government, Culture
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Ministry of Health

Overview: First four cases of coronavirus 2019-nCoV in Bulgaria are confirmed. The government issued a nationwide ban on all public events, including culture and sport ones (cinemas, theatres, concerts, gyms, etc., were many people gather indoor are closed). The nationwide measures include cancelling cultural events, holding sports events without audiences and banning public events involving children.
Full details here: https://www.mh.government.bg/media/filer_public/2020/03/08/rd-01-117-08032020.pdf

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat