IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS

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. 

We also offer you helpful advice and guidance from experts and bring you stories of human compassion and mutual assistance in this time of global hardship.


Earth Hour 2020 to be marked online from home due to coronavirus pandemic

Tonight's international Earth Hour initiative will take place virtually from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and state of emergency declared in many countries, including Bulgaria. The non-governmental organization WWF Bulgaria calls on Bulgarians..

published on 3/28/20 11:33 AM

IMF head Kristalina Georgieva: 81 countries have requested assistance over COVID-19

The global economy may be in store for a more severe recession than in 2009, the   managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva, stated.  According to forecasts of the IMF,  recovery of the world economy is..

published on 3/28/20 10:23 AM

Total number of COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria rises to 313, deaths up to 4

The total number of patients infected with the new coronavirus registered in Bulgaria by 8.00 am on March 28 is 313. This was announced by the head of the National Crisis Staff Prof. Ventsislav Mutafchiiski. The new cases over the past 24 hours amount to..

published on 3/28/20 10:15 AM

Social distancing during coronavirus crisis rearranges our values

A state of emergency was declared in Bulgaria on March 13 over the risk of a rapid spread of the new coronavirus. Some employers adjusted the rhythm of their business to the new conditions and allowed their staff to work from home before..

updated on 3/28/20 9:00 AM

Germany shows interest to purchase protective clothing from Bulgaria

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge. Overcoming it in the EU, which is highly integrated, is impossible without coordinating efforts, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said in a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...

published on 3/27/20 8:15 PM

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: Day 20

17 new COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria A total of 17 new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed today in Bulgaria. With them, their total number rises to 293, the National Crisis Staff announced. Of the new cases, 13 are in..

published on 3/27/20 7:45 PM

Businesses, trade unions demand more compensations over COVID-19 crisis

The Council for Tripartite Cooperation has discussed the government's proposals for compensations of businesses during the COVID-19 crisis  at an online meeting . The epidemic has hit sectors such as the hotel and restaurant industry, manufacturing,..

published on 3/27/20 6:48 PM

COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria reach 293

A total of 17 new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed today in Bulgaria. With them, their total number rises to 293 , the National Crisis Staff announced. Of the new cases, 13 are in Sofia and there is one new case in..

published on 3/27/20 6:01 PM

Bulgaria evacuates EU citizens from India

Bulgaria has repatriated 39 Bulgarians, 9 Romanians and 2 Hungarians from India. The flight from Delhi operated by the Bulgarian-registered airline BH Air is part of the pan-European evacuation system. Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva..

published on 3/27/20 5:47 PM

Independent artists in Bulgaria seek assistance

Bulgaria's Culture Minister Boil Banov should persuade the government to allocate money to save the independent sector of culture and the arts in Bulgaria. This demand has been made by the participants in the online meeting between the culture minister..

published on 3/27/20 5:14 PM