In this section you can find the latest updates on the spread of COVID-19 in Bulgaria and the measures taken here to combat the coronavirus infection registered for the first time on December 31, 2019 in Wuhan, China. 

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Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Day 263

Bulgaria enters second lock-down on November 27 in attempt to curb infection More stringent measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 will be introduced in Bulgaria on Friday night (November 27) and will be in force until December 21.  By order..

published on 11/25/20 7:20 PM

Agriculture is among least impacted sectors by Covid-19 pandemic

Gross value added in Bulgaria’s agriculture, forestry and fishery in 2019 increased with 4.1% as compared to 2018 and amounted to nearly EUR 2 billion, the analysis part of the government’s annual report on the state and development of this..

published on 11/25/20 2:50 PM
Minister of Education Krasimir Valchev

Extension of school year for students from 1st to 6th grade being considered

The Ministry of Education and Science is considering extending the school year for students from 1 st to 6 th grade by two weeks in June.  We will do our best to make sure that the extension does not affect students from 7 th to 12 th grade,..

published on 11/25/20 2:36 PM

New anti-epidemic measures enter into force in Bulgaria on November 27

The emergency epidemic situation in Bulgaria will be extended until January 31, 2021, this country’s Minister of Health Kostadin Angelov said at a briefing at the Council of Ministers building. The more stringent measures will be introduced on Friday..

published on 11/25/20 1:15 PM

1876 people recover from coronavirus, the newly infected are 4382

In the past 24 hours, 4382 new cases of coronavirus infection have been registered after 10,474 PCR tests, according to the single information portal. This equals 42% of those tested. The total number of infected has already reached..

published on 11/25/20 8:45 AM

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Day 262

Bulgaria reports highest daily number of Covid-19 deaths and recoveries since start of pandemic 3,146 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Bulgaria in the past 24 hours out of 7,244 PCR tests performed, data of the Single Information..

published on 11/24/20 7:54 PM

Hospital in Bulgaria's Dobrich receives donation from Switzerland to cope with pandemic

The multi-profile hospital in Bulgaria's town of Dobrich has received a donation from the Switzerland-Eastern Europe Solidarity Association.   The donation consists of equipment designated for the needs of the Covid-19 ward department . It includes..

published on 11/24/20 7:24 PM

Covid-19 testing blocks cargo traffic towards Greece

200 cargo vehicles formed a long line at the Kulata-Promachonas border crossing due to the mass Covid-19 testing in Greece, BNR correspondent has reported. Greek authorities have temporarily suspended checks with rapid tests for COVID-19..

published on 11/24/20 11:22 AM

There will not be zero academic year over Covid-19: Education Syndicate

All Bulgarian regions should switch over to distance learning, Dr. Julian Petrov from Education Syndicate with the Confederation of Labor Podkrepa said for BNT. “There will not be a zero academic year over the covonavirus pandemic, but I do not rule..

published on 11/24/20 10:48 AM
Dr. Alexander Simidchiev

Vaccination is only path to herd immunity: pulmonologist

We cannot expect a decrease in Covid-19 death rate within 10 days. Coronavirus mortality will change at least two weeks after the introduction of the new restrictive measures. For the purpose, 99% of the people must observe the measures, pulmonologist..

published on 11/24/20 9:33 AM