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Health Minister: There is no understanding for the measures, a lockdown would bring people out into the streets

Kostadin Angelov
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“With the current diffused transmission of the virus, a lockdown would have no effect,” Health Minister Prof. Kostadin Angelov said for the BNR’s Horizont channel. 

“There is no understanding in society for observing the measures and if a lockdown was to be imposed that would bring people out into the streets and could have the opposite effect. People are losing their mental stability and they all want to be admitted to hospital even though there is no need. For the 20% of the people who have tested positive for coronavirus and who have pronounced clinical symptoms, there are hospital beds available,” Minister Angelov said. “Fear cannot be a reason to be admitted to hospital, what matters is the objective assessment of the doctors. What is driving people at the moment is not rational thinking but concern and fear,” Kostadin Angelov said.  

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