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Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Day 308

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First Moderna vaccines to arrive in Bulgaria on 13 January

The first shipment of 2,400 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine Moderna is to arrive in this country on 13 January.
Arrangements have been made for the vaccine to be received by BulBio state-owned company in strict compliance with storage requirements.

Reporting by Polly Nacheva, Horizont channel, BNR

Percentage of Covid-19 tests returning positive continues downward trend

753 is the number of newly registered Covid-19 cases in Bulgaria out of 9,871 tests performed over the past 24 hours, or 7.6%,according to data of the Single Coronavirus Information Portal
37 of the new cases are among medical staff. 4,186 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospital, of them 380 in intensive care. 3,831 have recovered, and 61 have died.
The number of new coronavirus infections is highest in Sofia - 161, Varna 58 and Vratsa - 45.Another 2,238 people have been vaccinated over the past 24 hours, bringing the number of inoculations to date up to 13,355.

One more German province imposes restrictions for all arrivals  from high-risk regions

As of today, 9 January, the German province of Hessen is putting in place the requirement for a negative Covid-19 test for all arrivals from high-risk regions, among which Bulgaria.
Arrivals can take a test immediately upon arrival on the territory of the federal province, the Foreign Ministry says. The test can be either a PCR or an antigen test, performed no later than 48 hours prior to arrival. The result must be in English, German or French.
The requirement remains for all arrivals in Germany, including in Hessen, to complete digital registration in advance, as does the mandatory 10-day quarantine which can be terminated if a negative test result is presented, performed on the 5th day after arrival.
Arrivals in the province of North Rhine-Westphalia from high-risk regions are also subject to mandatory 10-day quarantine which can be terminated if a negative PCR test is presented, performed within 48 hours prior to departure or immediately upon arrival. 

Denmark bans passenger flights

To prevent the spreading of the British and South African mutations of COVID-19,as of the 9th until the 17th of January, Denmark is banning all passenger flights to the country.
The ban will allow passenger flights only under the condition, that all passengers onboard the airplane have tested negative for COVID-19 within 24 hours of boarding the plane. Children under the age of 12 will be excluded from the test requirement. There is no information, as yet, what kind of test will be required – PCR or antigen, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry says. 
The ban comes into effect, at 5 PM today, 9January.

Compiled by Darina Grigorova

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