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Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Day 422

| updated on 5/3/21 5:39 PM

“Green corridor” walk-in vaccination centers remain open on Easter Monday

The “green corridor” walk-in vaccination centers in Bulgaria’s district cities remain open to all people willing to get inoculated against Covid-19 on Easter Monday. Four large hospitals in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia- the Military Medical Academy, Pirogov Emergency Hospital, University Hospital St. Anna and the Interior Ministry Medical Institute- remain open for Covid-19 vaccinations. Bulgaria’s health authorities are planning to keep the green corridor walk-in vaccination centers open until May 9. Bulgaria’s electronic vaccination register is expected to resume operation on May 10. This time, people will be able to choose their Covid-19 vaccine.

Bulgaria reports 348 new cases of Covid-19

348 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Bulgaria in thepast 24 hours out of 3,194 tests performed, indicate data of the Single Coronavirus Information Portal. The highest number of new infections was reported in Varna-56, followed by Sofia-51 and Burgas-27. 553 people have recovered and 48 have died in the past 24 hours. 6,754 patients are being treated in hospital, 662 of them in intensive care units. 3,405 vaccines have been administered in Bulgaria in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of inoculations against Covid-19 to 824,623. More than 216,000 people have received their second vaccine dose.

Bulgaria’s tourism industry expects difficult summer season

Between 60% and 70% of the large hotels on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast will not open during the forthcoming summer tourist season, because the foreign guests will be faced with uncertainty, said Georgi Nikolchev, Chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Owners in Tourism. In his view, Bulgaria’s government should take quick measures to negotiate with the main tourist customers – Great Britain, Germany, Russia and Poland. "The European Union’s authorities have not yet adopted uniform rules concerning the tourists traveling within the EU. Such regulations are expected by the end of June, when it will be too late for holiday bookings", noted Georgi Nikolchev.

Compiled by: Diana Tsankova 

English version: Kostadin Atanasov

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