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2/3 of Bulgarians are afraid of COVID-19 outbreak

62% of Bulgarians are afraid of the spread of the novel coronavirus, a Gallup International study conducted in 28 countries reveals. Worldwide, the figure is 67 percent. 75 percent of Bulgarians are ready to sacrifice some of their human rights, if..

published on 3/24/20 11:01 AM

COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria rise to 202

Bulgarian now has a total of 202 cases of COVID-19, including a new one in Sofia since last night. This was announced by the head of the National Crisis Staff General Ventsislav Mutafchiyski at the regular morning press briefing.  "We are monitoring..

published on 3/24/20 9:35 AM

State of Emergency measures act enters into force

The Bulgarian State Gazette has published the State of Emergency Measures Act, with which the act enters into force. The new law allows the armed forces to carry out personal checks and controls on traffic until the police appear. Fines on late..

published on 3/24/20 8:45 AM

First signs of recession in Bulgaria

Until a fortnight ago economic circles were talking of growth, of hiring more staff, of exports and imports, of prices and transport, of investments and of raising salaries. In the space of just10 days coronavirus changed all that. What everyone..

updated on 3/23/20 11:52 PM

All hospitals should get ready for coronavirus patients

The National Headquarters for coping with the COVID-19 situation have requested that each hospital, should prepare a ward for the hospitalization of patients with coronavirus infection. The measure is necessary because of the limited capacity of..

published on 3/23/20 7:40 PM

Bulgaria calls for 1 million COVID-19 test kits through EU framework

The Bulgarian National Assembly has adopted the veto that President Rumen Radev imposed on controversial texts in the Emergency Measures Act, voted on because of the coronavirus epidemic. The President's motives are that some provisions violated..

published on 3/23/20 5:26 PM

Number of COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria reaches 190

By 8 am on March 23, 19 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Bulgaria in the past 24 hours and the total number of registered cases is already 190.  This was announced this morning by the head of the National Crisis Staff for combatting the..

published on 3/23/20 8:59 AM

Number of COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria now at 187, crisis expected to be overcome by mid-April

The number of people infected with COVID-19 in Bulgaria has reached 187. A total of 6,000 persons have been tested so far in Bulgaria as 83% of those infected are below the age of 60 , said Gen. Ventsislav Mutafchiyski who is in charge of the National..

updated on 3/22/20 8:18 PM

Bulgaria to set up medical expert council to assist cabinet in handling COVID-19 crisis

A new medical council of experts is to be set up to assist the Bulgarian government in making economic and social decisions. This was announced by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov today.  The new council will need to respond to important medical questions...

published on 3/22/20 1:51 PM

Bulgaria's President Radev imposes partial veto on State of Emergency measures Act

Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev has imposed a partial veto on the State of Emergency measures bill which was passed in parliament on Friday. The reason is that the law requires emergency measures against the coronavirus outbreak which Radev regards as..

published on 3/22/20 1:08 PM