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Сovid-19 in Bulgaria: Day 199

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Travelers to Italy are no longer subject to mandatory quarantine

Italian Minister of Health Roberto Speranza has ordered Bulgaria to be removed from the group it shared with Romania, for which 14-day quarantine rule remains in force. Mandatory isolation is no longer in force for those arriving from Bulgaria. According to the ordinance signed on the evening of September 21, Bulgaria has been moved to the group of EU countries whose citizens are not placed in isolation when entering Italy. The ordinance came into force on September 22 and will be valid until October 7, when it will be decided again what measures would be taken to limit the pandemic of Covid-19, the website 24chasa.bg has reported.

Covid-19 is not as dangerous for students as it is for those in contact with them

It is expected that gathering of people in schools will lead to the spread of the virus to a larger number of people. The big fear is that it may not be so dangerous for the children as it is for those in contact with them, immunologist Assoc. Prof. Velizar Shivarov has told BNT. Nevertheless, society should try to return to "a normal environment of communication and education," the expert says.

After the opening of schools, the epidemic will develop in the same way as in the rest of society. In the beginning there would be a higher frequency of cases, but infection among children is almost asymptomatic. Let there be no panic, the vice-president of the Bulgarian Medical Union, Dr. Nikolay Branzalov, has told bTV. He said he did not expect a second peak and wave of the pandemic in autumn and winter.

Bulgarian professor is head of work on therapy against Covid-19 in the United States

A team of American scientists, led by Bulgarian Prof. Dimitar Dimitrov of the University of Pittsburgh, is working on a promising therapy against Covid-19. It is based on the isolation of antibodies that block the virus. In a special interview for the Bulgarian National Radio, Prof. Dimitrov explained the principle of action of the therapy: “Our antibody binds to the virus very strongly and prevents the virus from entering the cells. When there is an antibody present, either before infection or after infection, it binds to the virus and it can no longer continue to infect cells. So, it can be used both to prevent infection and to treat already infected people.

5.05% new Covid-19 cases out of 2988 tests

There are 151 new cases of coronavirus in the country after 2988 PCR tests in the past 24 hours, according to the data of the Single Information Portal. With them, the number of infected since the beginning of the pandemic has reached 19,014 people. The number of patients who recovered in the past 24 hours is 147. The total number of recovered patients has reached 13,727. The remaining active cases are 4,522. Hospitalized patients are 714. There are 33 people in intensive care wards.

Four people with proven Covid-19 passed away in the past 24 hours. Sofia is the city with the biggest number of cases - 30, followed by Plovdiv - with 17 and Burgas - with 16 new cases. During the past day 6 medics tested positive for coronavirus.

Compiled by Ivo Ivanov

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