17 April 2020 – Sofia closes incoming and outgoing traffic starting April 17

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Local Government, Transportation
Level of Jurisdiction: Local (Sofia)
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health (desicion-maker), Ministry of Interior (implementer)

Overview: The Bulgarian capital will be closed for incoming and outgoing traffic starting 12:00 AM hours on April 17 (Good Friday) until further notice. There will be an exception for cargo transport vehicles, all emergency vehicles, automobiles carrying citizens in need of medical care, vehicles carrying medical staff going to work, electricity distribution, water and sewerage utilities, internet and TV providers. Vehicles carrying workers to and from work under a very strict schedule and required documentation. Intercity buses suspend work as well until further notice.
Full details here: https://www.mh.government.bg/media/filer_public/2020/04/17/utf-8d0a0d0942d012d2245fd092d18ad0b2d0b5d0b6d0b4d0b0d0bdd0b520d0bdd0b020d0bfd180d0bed182d0b8d0b2d0bed0b5d0bfd0b8d0b4d0b5d0bcd0b8.pdf

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