Instead of costumes for the premiere of the Giselle Ballet, which was due to be played on April 5, wardrobes and employees of the State Opera - Burgas started today to wear protective masks.

In connection with the numerous inquiries, on behalf of the management of the State Opera - Burgas we announce that the protective masks that are sewn today - at the initiative of the Burgas Opera, in communication with the Crisis Staff to the Municipality of Burgas, are NOT FOR SALE! They are made entirely for the public benefit and will be provided entirely free of charge to the municipal teams responsible for delivering food to the elderly for the needs of the Home Social Patronage, as well as to people who are subject to mandatory quarantine.

The opera staff will be able to sew 200 masks a day until they have the cloth they have available. This was stated by the director of the State Opera - Burgas Alexander Tekeliev.

In addition, a limited number of people are allowed inside the building of the Burgas Opera House, with only 9 administrative staff on the list, who also wear protective suits and masks. All other preventative measures are also observed at the Opera, such as regular disinfection of the premises, use of pieces of towels on disinfectant soaked mats, and the wearing of calzones.

Emergency measures for the security of workers at the Opera Burgas were taken on Monday, last week, with only the administrative team on staff since Thursday, 12.03.2020, other employees - artists and technical staff, except wardrobes who wear protective masks, are on paid leave. The measures were taken before the declared state of emergency in the country - on 13.03.2020.

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