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Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Day 205


WHO representative: Many people believe subjective claims about Covid-19

“All people must have equal access to a coronavirus vaccine, as is the task of the World Health Organization. There are indications that the vaccine will be made available free within the EU,”Assoc. Prof. Mihail Okoliyski, WHO representative for Bulgaria said for BNT. “The worrying thing is that many people in Bulgaria believe subjective claims about coronavirus. This problem takes human lives. At the very beginning of the pandemic we tried to explain that all claims must be based on scientific evidence,”Assoc. Prof. Mihail Okoliyski said. He added that in Bulgaria some specialists have been making speculations which are diametrically opposed to scientific research, the Bulgarian news agency BTA reports.

Bulgaria reports 58 new Covid-19 cases, or 5.2% of PCR tests performed

58 new Covid-19 cases have been registered in Bulgaria in 24 hours, or 5.2% out of the 1,103 PCR tests performed, indicate data of the Single Information Portal.16 patients have recoveredover the past 24 hours, bringing the number of recoveries so far up to 14,176. 7 people have died. 794 patients with coronavirus remain in hospital, of them 41 are in intensive care.The highest number of newly registered coronavirus cases is in Gabrovo - 19, followed by Sofia - 17 and Montana – 7.

The percentage of schoolchildren affected by coronavirus could reach 1% at most: Minister of Education

“Four in 1,000 school classes in the country have been quarantined since the beginning of the school year. 0.01% of the schoolchildren and 0.09% of the school teachers have been infected with coronavirus,”said Minister of Education Krasimir Valchev in Varna.“We are not planning a complete switchover of the system to e-learning. What we discussed and chose during the summer is actually what is happening in all countries - a switchover for individual classes. I hope there will be no switchover for whole schools, or municipalities or regions. If the level of average daily infections keep, then the maximum percentage of schoolchildren affected in the country could reach 1%,” Minister Valchev said. 

There is no strong outflow of Bulgarian prospective students from foreign universities due to the coronavirus pandemic

More than 5,000 Bulgarians are expected to continue their higher education abroad this year, according to the relevant rules of the universities and the countries in which they study. Most Western countries and universities have agreed to have a hybrid form of education in which each student can decide how to start their studies - online or not, said Nikolai Hristanov - a manager and consultant in the project "World Education", BTA has reported.

Bulgarian actors create video-invitation to the audience with demonstrations of anti-epidemic measures

The video of the actors from the Blagoevgrad Theatre presents the main anti-epidemic measures approved by the Ministry of Health against the spread of the coronavirus infection, BTA reports. The video was published in the social networks and has already reached thousands of viewers. It aims to show the audience that the theatre is not more dangerous than any other public place.

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Compiled by: Darina Grigorova

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