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The Covid-19 coronavirus situation in Popovo, Bulgaria – updates and restrictions


Located in Bulgaria, the city of Popovo has a population of 17.7K. The latest data indicates 780,417 cases of Covid-19 infection in Bulgaria as of January 9, 2022 ,with 31,556 deaths. This represents a 69 percent increase from August 24, 2021, when 18,565 people died and 445,097 cases were registered, and a 228 percent increase from February 12, 2021, when 9,594 people were died and 229,010 infected.
We will review in the table below the effects of Covid-19 on visitors and daily life in Popovo.



Restriction Applied to Recent Update
Closing or restricting schools and universities

Students at colleges and universities

Closure of schools or their alterations so the school operation differs significantly from standard non-Covid-19 operations

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Workers in offices

Employers may close their offices, or require their employees to continue working from their houses in certain circumstances

Cancellation of public events and shows

17.7K residents who live in Popovo

All public events must be cancelled

Restrictions on gatherings

17.7K residents who live in Popovo

limiting gatherings between 11-100 people

Public transportation shuts down

People who use public transportation

There are no measures to restrict public transportation

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

17.7K residents who live in Popovo

No order to remain at home in Popovo

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

Intercity travelers

Unrestricted movement between cities and regions

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Foreign travelers

Blocking entering from some regions

Governmental cash assistance for people without jobs or unable to work

Unemployed citizens

The government is replacing 50% or more of the lost salary, or is paying a flat sum that is greater than all the lost salary 50% median salary

Financial obligations of households are being frozen (e.g., there is no repayment of loans, water services are not stopped, or evictions are prohibited)

Qualified households

Provides extensive contract relief and debt relief

Campaigns aimed at informing the public

17.7K residents who live in Popovo

A coordinated campaign to inform the public through traditional or social media

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

Symptomatic individual

Open public testing available to people who are asymptomatic, e.g. drive through tests

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Diagnosed with a positive result

Each case is traced through a comprehensive contact tracing plan

Public spending to Covid-19 vaccine development

17.7K residents who live in Popovo

Facial covering policies outside the home

People leaving the house

The wearing of a face covering may be required in some specified shared or public areas outside the home when other people are present or when social distancing cannot be achieved

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Different groups

Vaccines available to all

Policy for protecting the elderly in long-term care facilities and in their communities

Elderly people

No measures to protect the elderly




Changes in coronavirus status in the past few months



Restriction February 12, 2021 August 24, 2021

Closing or restricting schools and universities

Close all or some levels of educational institutions (ex. just high school, or only public schools)

Schools in Popovo are open and there are no disciplinary restrictions on learning in classrooms.

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Employers may close their offices, or require their employees to continue working from their houses in certain circumstances

The authorities in Popovo recommend that companies close down or operate from home, or observe significant changes compared to pre-Covid-19

Cancellation of public events and shows

All public events must be cancelled

No cancellation of scheduled events for the public

Restrictions on gatherings

limiting gatherings between 11-100 people

Gatherings can be held in Popovo without restriction

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Blocking entering from some regions

Quarantine arrivals into Popovo from all, some, or most of the regions

Governmental cash assistance for people without jobs or unable to work

The government is replacing 50% or more of the lost salary, or is paying a flat sum that is greater than all the lost salary 50% median salary

-

Financial obligations of households are being frozen (e.g., there is no repayment of loans, water services are not stopped, or evictions are prohibited)

A narrow relief tailored to a specific contract type

-

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

People who suffer symptoms AND meet specific criteria (such as certain key workers, patients admitted to hospital, people who came into contact with a known case, and returning home from overseas)

Open public testing available to people who are asymptomatic, e.g. drive through tests

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Each case is traced through a comprehensive contact tracing plan

-

Facial covering policies outside the home

Required in all shared or public spaces outside the home where other people are present or any other situation when social distancing isn't possible

No Changes

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Access to key workers, clinically vulnerable groups, and aged groups

Vaccines available to all

Policy for protecting the elderly in long-term care facilities and in their communities

Recommendation for isolation, hygiene, and visitor restrictions for elderly people who reside in nursing homes

No measures to protect the elderly



*Credit and clarification: some of the data were collected from a variety of sources such as Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, And others. the data are for general information only, And we do not take responsibility for the use and accuracy of it. We wish you a safe and enjoyable trip!

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