IMF: No lockdown needed in Bulgaria to contain new wave of pandemic

Bulgaria, like many other countries, face the possibility of a new coronavirus wave. — Reuters pic
Bulgaria, like many other countries, face the possibility of a new coronavirus wave. — Reuters pic

SOFIA, Oct 18 — Bulgaria will not need to impose a full lockdown to contain the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic if it follows protective measures like mask-wearing and social distancing, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said.

“Bulgaria risks, like every other country, a shock from a second wave,” Georgieva told a videoconference press briefing for Bulgarian media today.

“It does not mean a full lockdown when you follow protective measures, like wearing masks, social distancing and testing is followed. This is what we should do now in the face of a second wave.” — Reuters

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