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Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Day 400

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Boyko Borissov: Bulgaria to achieve herd immunity in May

2.7 million doses of the Pfiser/BioNTech vaccine will arrive in Bulgaria in the next two months, BGNES agency reported, quoting this country’s Premier Boyko Borissov who visited Plovdiv district. “People do not need to worry, because the inoculation against Covid-19 will go in full swing”, explained Premier Borissov. He voiced confidence that the increasing number of vaccinations and Covid-19 recoveries would help Bulgaria overcome the pandemic. “The fight against the novel coronavirus continues. Preparations are already underway at a European level regarding the vaccination next year. The prices of the Covid-19 vaccines are going up. That is why larger buffers must be planned in the new budgets”, added Boyko Borissov.

Doctors call for common action against Covid-19

The shortage of human resources and the mistrust of the system remain the biggest problems of Bulgaria’s healthcare, Dr. Maria Pishmisheva and Dr. Gergana Nikolova, who are on the frontline against Covid-19, said for BNR. Maria Pishmisheva and Gergana Nikolova were awarded the Presidential badge of honor at a ceremony on April 7 (World Health Day). Dr. Pishmisheva called on people to help the medics in the fight against Covid-19 by observing the anti-epidemic measures. Gergana Nikolova's appeal was the same: "Take the side of your doctor. Thus, we can defeat the coronavirus disease", added Dr. Gergana Nikolova. 

Bulgaria reports 1,352 new cases of Covid-19 in past 24 hours

1,352 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Bulgaria in the past 24 hours out of 9,118 tests performed, indicate data of the Single Coronavirus Information Portal. Almost 15% of the tests have returned positive result. 10,365 patients are in hospital, as 801 of them are in intensive care units. 43 people have died and 930 people have recovered from the novel coronavirus In the past 24 hours. 3,666 vaccines have been administered in Bulgaria in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of inoculations against Covid-19 to more than 517,000.

Bulgaria’s authorities consider further easing of restrictions

The Covid-19 incidence rate has decreased. That is why we are to consider further easing of restrictions, Bulgaria’s Minister of Health Professor Kostadin Angelov announced during a visit to St. Petka Monastery near the town of Asenovgrad (South Bulgaria), broadcast on the Facebook account of Premier Boyko Borissov. However, Minister Angelov did not specify which measures would be relaxed. In his view, the decrease in the number of Covid-19 cases proves that the restrictions introduced by the authorities are effective. If the current trend continues, we will continue to ease the anti-epidemic measures, added Kostadin Angelov.

Compiled by: Darina Grigorova

Enhlish version: Kostadin Atanasov

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