Word Bank forecasts that Bulgaria’s economy will plunge into recession in 2020

The Bulgarian economy will plunge into recession due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on exports and domestic activity, the Europe and Central Asia Spring Economic Update of the World Bank reads. Bulgaria’s GDP is expected to decline by 3.7%..

published on 4/9/20 1:01 PM

Bulgarian Red Cross Youth recruits medical students as volunteers to join the fight against Covid-19

The Bulgarian Red Cross Youth has announced that at the initiative of this country’s Ministry of Health it has started a campaign to recruit volunteers among those who study medicine to participate in the activities aimed to contain the Covid-19..

published on 4/9/20 12:40 PM

Statistics show year-on-year decline in construction and growth in industry

According to NSI preliminary data, in February construction production in Bulgaria decreased by 1.1% compared to the same month in 2019. The decline is caused by a 2.4% decline in building construction, but in the spheres of civil and engineering..

published on 4/9/20 12:11 PM

U.S. Ambassador Herro Mustafa: Bulgarian medics and volunteers show remarkable strength

United Against COVID-19 Fund that was launched by the US Embassy in Sofia together with America for Bulgaria Foundation, American Chamber of Commerce and the Bulgarian Donors Forum, has already raised over 800,000 BGN (about 400,000 euros), to be..

published on 4/9/20 11:48 AM

Tour operators specialized in outbound tourism affected the most by crisis

Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova announced that about 300,000 Bulgarians had made travel reservations abroad for the period March 13 - June 1. The numbers clearly show that the crisis caused by Covid-19 has mainly affected tour operators..

published on 4/9/20 10:59 AM

It is too early to rely on collective immunity against Covid-19 in Bulgaria

Chief Health Inspector Angel Kunchev has said that the completed examination of more than 1000 police officers in Bulgaria shows that there is still no active circulation of the virus in the country. This means that the epidemic is under control..

published on 4/9/20 9:56 AM

Number of people infected with Covid-19 is 5.2% up in comparison to a day earlier

The National Headquarters for the fight against Covid-19 has reported 30 new cases of infection and a total number of 611 confirmed cases in this country by 08:00 on Thursday. 341 of the patients are men and 270 are women. 33 of the infected are medical..

published on 4/9/20 8:57 AM

EC approves guarantee scheme in support of Bulgarian enterprises

Through its representative office in Sofia, the EC has announced that it approved a government-proposed 255 million-euro guarantee scheme in support of existing or new loans to small and medium-sized enterprises affected by the Covid-19 crisis...

published on 4/9/20 8:30 AM

Government and Bulgarian Orthodox Church discuss safety measures at Easter

After talking to some of the BOC metropolitans on Wednesday, today Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is to discuss with Patriarch Neophyte the need for stricter safety measures during the upcoming holidays of Palm Sunday and Easter on April 12 and April 19...

published on 4/9/20 8:05 AM

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Day 32

Slight increase in number of coronavirus-infected patients, cases now total 593 Today, 12 new cases of Covid-19 infection have been confirmed in Bulgaria as 7 are in Sofia, 3 in Kyustendil and 2 in Smolyan. Thus, the total number of confirmed..

published on 4/8/20 8:24 PM