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Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Day 364

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3,004 daily coronavirus cases, almost 18% of tests performed

3,004 is the number of new Covid-19 cases registered in this country over the past 24 hours or almost 18% out of 16,876 tests performed, Single Coronavirus Information Portal data show. 
5,463 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospital, 437 of them are in intensive care. 1,280 have recovered and 65 have died. The highest number of newly registered coronavirus infections cases is in Sofia - 734, tyhe regions of Burgas - 428, Plovdiv - 208 and Stara Zagora - 121.
15,920 doses of vaccine against Covid-19 have been administered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of vaccinations to 284,464.

The peak of the pandemic in Bulgaria will last another 2-3 weeks: Chief State Health Inspector

“This is the last peak of the Covid-19 epidemic in Bulgaria and it is expected to last another 2-3 weeks,” Chief State Health Inspector Associate Professor Angel Kunchev commented for BNT.
In his words, the spring and summer will be a time when things will be looking up, as was the case in 2020. Referring to predictions made by researchers, Assoc. Prof. Kunchev added that Covid-19 will turn into a seasonal respiratory virus which will be nothing to be frightened of and which will not result in widespread fatalities.

Romania imposes coronavirus restrictions on arrivals

As of 9 PM tonight, 6 March, restrictions are enforced in Romania on arrivals from Bulgaria, which is on the list of countries from the so-called “yellow zone”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced. 
Arrivals who present a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to entry into Romania are subject to 10-day home quarantine. If their stay is up to three days and they have presented a negative PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to entry into Romania no quarantine is imposed. Arrivals from Bulgaria who do not present such a test upon entry into Romania are subject to 14-day home quarantine. The test results can be in paper or electronic form but they must have been issued by an authorized laboratory and contain identification data of the person tested. 
No test is required for children up to the age of three, or for persons who have been revaccinated or have had Covid-19 and have recovered in the past 90 days. 
Transit passengers across the territory of Romania arriving from countries from the so-called “yellow zone”, including Bulgaria are not included in the listed exceptions from the requirement to present a negative RT-PCR test!

20% of the newly registered Covid-19 cases are among young people and children: Chief State Health Inspector

The virus is now spreading in kindergartens and in schools. Not only does the virus spread more easily but its symptoms are reminiscent of an ordinary cold – stuffed nose, throat irritation, coughing, Chief State Health Inspector, Assoc. Prof. Angel Kunchev said for BNT. 
The results of the testing of 600 samples are expected at the beginning of the week. They are of cases in which the disease is progressing differently and the test data are different which raises doubts that they might be variants different from classical Covid -19. 

Government allocates over 2 million euro to freelance musicians

Almost 1,000 musicians are going to receive around 2,000 euro as lump-sum aid, BTA reports, quoting PM Boyko Borissov. The Prime Minister writes on Facebook that the compensation is being granted for the period of the pandemic in which the music industry suffered serious losses. The funding will be provided by the Council of Ministers next week.

Compiled by Darina Grigorova

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