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  • Deputy PM Proposes Urgent Measures in Aid of Farm Producers

    April 10 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister in charge of public order and security, and Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov has submitted to the government four urgent measures in aid of part of the Bulgarian farming sector, says a press release of his party, VMRO. The suggeste...

  • 624 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    April 10 (BTA) - The confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria are 624, national coronavirus task force chief Major General Ventsislav Moutafchiiski told a regular briefing on Friday morning. There are 13 new cases of which five patients have been hospitalized. A total of 33 patients ...

  • 618 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    April 9 (BTA) - The confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria have increased to 618, the Health Ministry said in a press release on Thursday afternoon, citing information from the national coronavirus task force. Seven new cases were added to the record on Thursday. Of the total infec...

  • Holy Fire Flight Cancelled National TV to Air Live Palm Sunday, Easter Services

    April 9 (BTA) - The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church decided on Thursday to cancel a traditional flight to Tel Aviv, Israel, and back for the Holy Fire and contribute the funds saved in this way to the fight against the coronavirus, Metropolitan Gavriil of Lovech told ...

  • 611 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    April 9 (BTA) - The confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria are 611, increasing by 30, or 5.2 per cent, in the last 24 hours, the national coronavirus task force said on Thursday morning. The fatalities are 24. Of the new 30 patients, 13 were admitted in hospital. 106 ...

  • School-goers to Have Shorter than Usual Spring Break

    April 9 (BTA) - The spring break of school-goers will be from April 17 to 20 including, coinciding with the non-working days for the Orthodox Easter holiday, according to an order to this effect issued by Education Minister Krassimir Vulchev. The spring break will be shorter t...

  • Labour Ministry: 7,424 Unemployed Registered in Single Day

    April 8 (BTA) - A total of 7,424 unemployed persons were registered in a single day on Tuesday, of which 5,845 said they have lost their jobs because of the crisis, the Labour and Social Policy Ministry reported here on Wednesday. The total number of registered unemploy...

  • 593 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    April 8 (BTA) - There are 593 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria, with 12 new cases registered on Wednesday, show the latest data of the national coronavirus task force, as reported by the Health Ministry' press office on Wednesday afternoon. A total of 233 infect...

  • 565 COVID-19 Cases, 22 Deaths in Bulgaria

    April 7 (BTA) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria has reached 565, the national coronavirus task force informed on Tuesday morning. For the last 24 hours, there have been 24 new cases, and 299 people have been tested. There is a new case at the Centre for Eme...

  • MPs, Government, Government Agency Chiefs without Pay during National COVID Emergency

    The MPs, the government, the members of the political offices and the chiefs of state agencies in Bulgaria will go without pay from April 1 until the end of the national emergency over the COVID-19 epidemic. The decision was voted by the legislature late on Monday after 11 hours ...

  • Health Minister Issues Order on Farmers' Markets Reopening, Farm Land Cultivation, Animal Husbandry, Feed Production

    April 6 (BTA) - Bulgarian Health Minister Kiril Ananiev Monday afternoon issued an order on the operation of cooperative and farmers' markets, farm land cultivation, uninterrupted livestock breeding and animal feed production, Ananiev's Ministry said in a press release. The or...

  • 531 COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria as of Sunday

    The confirmed COVID-19 cases Bulgaria reached 531 with 20 fatalities, the coronavirus task force said Sunday afternoon. 210 patients are in hospital, including 22 in intensive care. The average age of the confirmed cases in Bulgaria is 47 years. The complete recoveries tota...

  • Parliamentary Budget Committee Approves Conclusively 2020 State Budget Update

    April 5 (BTA) - The National Assembly Budget and Finance Committee Sunday on approved conclusively draft revisions to the 2020 State Budget Act moved by the Council of Ministers to reflect the new realities brought about by the COVID-19 crisis. The updated budget decreases the re...

  • Parliament Extends Nationwide State of Emergency until May 13

    April 3 (BTA) - At an extraordinary sitting late on Friday, acting on Cabinet's proposal and based on the Constitution, Parliament extended until May 13 the nationwide state of emergency declared in order to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The state of emergency was dec...

  • COVID-19 in Bulgaria: Confirmed Cases Reach 485, Death Toll Stands at 14

    April 3 (BTA) - The confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bulgaria have increased by 28 to 485. The death toll reached 14, after the latest registered two deaths on Friday afternoon. Of all people infected, 22 are medical personnel. Thirty patients have recovered fully and have been...

  • President Urges Government to Inform Public about Effect of First Month of National Emergency, Calls for Return to Norma...

    April 3 (BTA) - Reacting to the government's proposal to extend the national emergency by another month, President Rumen Radev said in a statement Friday that the government should tell people what the effect has been of the first month in a state of emergency and reiterated...

  • Young People Feel Hardest Current Crisis - Poll

    April 3 (BTA) - An opinion poll conducted by a team of the Department of Philosophy of the Sofia University has revealed that irrespective of the extraordinary situation caused by the coronavirus, the Bulgarians do not perceive it as strongly stressful. The poll, conducted on-lin...

  • COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria Reach 457, Death Toll Rises to 10

    April 2 (BTA) - The confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bulgaria have reached 457 and the number of fatalities has increased to ten. The head of the national coronavirus task force, Gen. Ventsislav Moutafchiiski, told a regular news briefing on Thursday morning that 37 new cas...

  • Only 8 Per Cent of Employers Resorting to 60/40 State Funding Scheme

    April 2 (BTA) - An online poll conducted by the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) shows that not more than 8 per cent of employers will resort to 60/40 state funding scheme. Most of them (44 per cent) have a staff of up to 10. Fifty-five per cent operate in the sphere of ser...

  • State Matriculation Exams May Be Postponed, Spring Break Cancelled

    April 2 (BTA) - If the state of emergency in Bulgaria is extended until May 13, the state matriculation exams for secondary-school leavers (12th grade) will probably take place on May 30 and June 1 and schools students will not have a sping break, Education and Science Minister K...