FILE PHOTO: People wear protective masks following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, during their morning commute in a station, in Hong Kong, China February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

Bulgaria makes face masks obligatory in public as new COVID-19 cases surge

Bulgaria Health Ministry decided on Tuesday that wearing protective masks is obligatory in all outdoor spaces starting from Thursday, as coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours hit a new record. “Wearing protective masks, along with social distancing and frequent disinfection, will slow the spread of the virus by about 30% and help prevent the...

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