Bulgarian National Radio © 2020 All Rights Reserved

Anxiety among Bulgarians due to Covid-19 on the rise

Photo: BTA

6% of Bulgarians have had a Covid-19 infection and 5% are currently suffering from coronavirus, indicates a study by the Institute for Population and Human Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.


The fear of getting infected has increased sharply. 60% believe that they cannot avoid the risk. Among the respondents there is distrust of the information about the pandemic, which makes the crisis management very complicated, the director of the institute Prof. Antoaneta Hristova told Nova TV.

If in March this year 84% supported the government's measures against the pandemic, now they are 35%. Anxiety returns to the levels of March 2020, when the average was 5.4, compared to the current 5.55, estimated on a ten-point scale.

More from category

Zoran Zaev is ready to negotiate with Bulgaria until the summer of 2021

The special envoy of North Macedonia for Bulgaria Vlado Buckovski is only a motivator for the implementation of the Treaty of Friendship and Good Neighbourliness , said the Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev. He will have a term of 1 year. The..

published on 12/3/20 6:46 PM

No reports of injured Bulgarian citizens in explosion near Bristol

There have been no reports of injured Bulgarian citizens in the accident at the wastewater treatment works near the England city of Bristol, the Bulgarian embassy in London has announced. The embassy officials are in contact with local authorities and..

published on 12/3/20 5:02 PM

Presidency presents recovery and sustainability projects

The plan for recovery and sustainability should not become another means of absorbing finances through rehabilitation, construction and purchases, President Rumen Radev said at the presentation of the drafts of the plan, BTA reported. Among the..

published on 12/3/20 4:00 PM