Изх. № 05-06-8/ 28.10.2020 г.
PROF. DR. KOSTADIN ANGELOV, DM
MINISTER OF HEALTH OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
Mr. TOMISLAV DONCHEV
DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER
Mr. LACHEZAR BORISOV
MINISTER OF ECONOMY
SUBJECT: Updating of Order of the Ministry of Health RD-01-626 / 27.10.2020
DEAR DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER,
In connection with an order of the Ministry of Health RD-01-626, issued on 27.10.2020, regarding the introduction of temporary anti-epidemic measures on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, as of 29.10.2020, we address an urgent request to clarify item. 5 of the order, as follows:
- Congress and conference events to be held at 30% of the capacity of the hall (as set out in item 6);
- Exhibitions should be regulated, as are the indoor bazaars (item 12), namely one-way traffic and a distance of 1.5 m.
The current text of item 5 regulates conferences and exhibitions to be held with up to 30 people, which makes them practically impossible. In this way the activity of the conference and exhibition centers is stopped. At the same time, there is discrimination against other similar events described in item 6 and item 12.
In case the amendment of the mentioned texts is not made within today, it will be impossible to hold already planned events at the end of this and the beginning of next month. As an example, we will mention several upcoming events in the period 4-7 November 2020, the preparation of which is in its final phase and so far a lot of money and effort has been invested, and the economic consequences for the exhibition centers and exhibitors will be enormous:
- International Exhibition of Meat and Meat Products "Meatmania", organized by the Association of Meat Processors in Bulgaria;
- International Exhibition of Milk and Dairy Products "The World of Milk", organized by the Association of Dairy Producers in Bulgaria;
- International Exhibition for Bakery and Confectionery "BULPEK", organized by the National Branch Union of Bakers and Confectioners;
- International Exhibition of Wines and Spirits "Wine Salon", organized by the National Vine and Wine Chamber;
- International exhibition for food, beverages, packaging and machines "INTERFOOD & DRINK", organized by Inter Expo Center.
In connection with the above, we demand an immediate amendment to the above order.
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Chairman of the Board of BIA