Bulgaria's Roma say some coronavirus measures are discriminatory


  • World
  • Wednesday, 25 Mar 2020

SOFIA (Reuters) - Authorities in the Bulgarian city of Sliven have set up police checkpoints around the Roma neighbourhood, as the government considers tougher measures for a community it says has flaunted rules designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

For Georgi Borissov, a 30-year-old father of three who lives there, the steps to limit the movement of large numbers of people in and out of the enclaves are discriminatory against Roma people like himself.

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