The authorities expect that there will be around 10 children in a group

Children in Bulgaria are to return to the nurseries and kindergartens at the end of May. That was announced by Health Minister Kiril Ananiev and Education Minister Krassimir Valchev at a press conference on Tuesday.

Sofia's Mayor Yordanka Fandakova said the kindergartens in the capital will start working on May 26.

The authorities expect that there will be around 10 children in a group, in Sofia and other bigger cities – up to 18. The buildings, their yards and playgrounds will be disinfected.  The teachers will bring face masks and safety helmets.

The parents will sign a document to declare that their children could attend the kindergarten. The attendance will not be obligatory.

In case a child tests positive for COVID-19 his/her group or the whole kindergarten will be quarantined.

Tests for the future first grade students will not be conducted.

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