Bulgarian National Radio © 2020 All Rights Reserved

Majority of Bulgarians do not believe they are in risk of COVID-19

76% of Bulgarians do not consider themselves to be at risk of coronavirus infection, shows a study by Bulgaria's Institute for Mental Health and Development. Yet most people expect the coronavirus infection will affect 45 percent of the population. 94% of people are prepared to remain quarantined. 90% believe that effective safeguards can be taken. 5% doubt this. Public transport and entertainment venues are the regarded as the most likely contamination sites (73% of respondents). 

Over 90% would entrust the care of their physical and mental health to close friends or trusted people. About 1% say there is no one to take care of them. 

More than half of those surveyed believe that the mask protects the person himself. About 20% are relieved to see a person wearing a protective mask.


More from category

Online international security conference, initiated by Bulgaria, opens today

An international online conference “Preparing NATO and the Allies for the Future Challenges” opens today, the Bulgarian news agency BTA reports. The forum will focus on security and new technologies capable of enhancing NATO’s capacity.  The..

published on 10/27/20 6:00 AM

Patients’ organizations condemn order suspending routine hospital admissions and elective surgery

Several patients’ organizations in Bulgaria vehemently condemned the order issued by Minister of Health Kostadin Angelov suspending routine hospital admissions and elective surgery in the country over the coronavirus pandemic.   The..

published on 10/26/20 7:47 PM

Anti-government protests in Bulgaria continue

The protests demanding the resignation of the government and the prosecutor general continue tonight in Nezavisimost square in Sofia.  Later the protesters are expected to make their way to Eagles' Bridge and temporarily block traffic there...

published on 10/26/20 7:33 PM