New Lockdown in Bulgaria Closes Cultural Venues

New Lockdown in Bulgaria Closes Cultural Venues

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All cinemas throughout the country will be closed from 22 March to 31 March 2021, due to the introduction of stricter anti COVID-19 measures.

The ban on operating, even at 30% of their capacity as it was in February 2021, comes from the Ministry of Health. All visits to theatres, museums, restaurants and entertainment establishments also have to be suspended. The restrictive measures come as a response to the increase in the number of people infected with COVID-19 and the higher number of hospitalized people.

The current 25th Anniversary edition of the Sofia Film Fest seems to have more luck than in 2020, when the event became a victim of the State of Emergency on 13 March. This year several films were shown in theatres at 30% of their capacity since 11 March 2021, when it kicked off. From 22 March 2021 till the end of the month the festival will have to go online again.


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