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  • President Radev Refers Certain Health Act Revisions to Constitutional Court

    May 14 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev has referred to the Constitutional Court certain texts of the amended Health Act concerning the coronavirus situation which he argues go against the Constitution, Radev's press secretariat said on Thursday. On Wednesday Radev decreed the ...

  • Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria Reach 2,100

    May 14 (BTA) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 2,100 people, said head of the national coronavirus task force Prof. Moutafchiiski on Thursday. Over the last 24 hours, there were 31 new cases in Bulgaria. A total of 351 patients are hospitalized, 51 of them ar...

  • Embattled Owners of FC Levski Offer Club's Shares to PM, Offer Is Declined

    May 13 (BTA) - The embattled owners of FC Levski offered the club's shares to Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on Wednesday but the offer was declined. The shares were broght by renowned journalist Sasho Dikov to the government HQ where he was met by Sport Minister Krassen K...

  • PM Allows 12-Graders to Meet in School for Traditional Send-Off

    May 13 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has allowed 12-graders to meet in their schools for a traditional send-off and has asked the Ministries of Education and Health to prepare a health protocol to make sure it does not create a COVID risk. This transpired from a press rel...

  • 65 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 13 (BTA) - There are 65 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria over the last 24 hours. Of them, 25 people were hospitalized. The information was released on Wednesday morning at the Council of Ministers by national coronavirus task force secretary Assoc. Prof. Dimo Dimov. A...

  • Health Act Amendments Pass on Second Reading

    May 12 (BTA) - The fines for violating anti-epidemic measures and for non-compliance with the quarantine remain unchanged even after the end of the state of emergency on May 13. This was decided when Parliament adopted amendments to the Health Act on second reading Tuesday.

  • PM Borissov Promises 11% VAT Reduction for Restaurants

    May 12 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and representatives of restaurant, catering and entertainment establishment businesses agreed here on Tuesday that the VAT will be reduced from the standard 20 to 9 per cent for catering and entertainment establishments registered unde...

  • 2,004Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 12 (BTA) - The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria has reached 2,004, the task force said on Tuesday morning. The new cases in the past 24 hours are 23, of whom 13 were hospitalized. There are 368 patients in hospital, including 50 in intensive ca...

  • Energy Regulator Approves Natural Gas Price Reduction of Over 34% for August, September 2019

    May 11 (BTA) - The Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) announced here on Monday that it has confirmed changes in the price of natural gas for the months of August and September 2019. The natural gas price for the period of August 5 - 31 is 34.79 per cent lower compared ...

  • Cultural Events, Visits to Museums, Galleries, Libraries Allowed If Complying with Anti-epidemic Measures

    May 11 (BTA) - Visits to indoor museums, and outdoor and indoor galleries and libraries is allowed, but in compliance with the requirements for physical distancing and all anti-epidemic measures. This becomes possible after an order to this effect issued by the Health Minister on...

  • 1,981 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 11 (BTA) - The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria is 1,981, the task force said at its news briefing on Monday morning. The latest confirmed cases are 26. The fatalities are 91. A total of 461 patients have recovered. Their number has been growing steadily i...

  • Employers and Political Parties Make Proposals for Post-Emergency Measures

    May 10 (BTA) - Employers propose that the State cover 60 per cent or more of the salary and social and health insurance contributions of employees who would otherwise have lost their jobs, and employers should pay nothing. This proposal was submitted to Parliament by the Bulgaria...

  • COVID Cases in Bulgaria at 1,965 in Total as of Sunday

    May 10 (BTA) - Bulgaria has 1,965 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 17:00 hrs on Sunday, including 10 new cases from this day, according to Health Ministry figures. A total of 91 patients have died and 444 have recovered completely. The most COVID cases diagnosed in the past 2...

  • 75th Anniversary of End of WW II in Europe Observed in Bulgaria

    May 9 (BTA) - Bulgaria's President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Rumen Radev and Vice President Iliana Iotova laid flowers at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier here on Saturday on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Eu...

  • 1,921 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria, Infection Reaches NE Turgovishte Region

    May 9 (BTA) - The confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bulgaria total 1,921 as of Saturday afternoon, said the Health Ministry. There are 10 new cases during the day, including five in Pazardjik, four in Kyustendil and one in Vratsa. A total of 389 patients are in hospital, includin...

  • Bulgaria Marks Europe Day

    Bulgaria markws Europe Day on Saturday. The flag of the European Union was hoisted in a ceremony at the Presidency building. President Rumen Radev, Vice President Iliana Iotova and Chief of Defence Admiral Emil Evtimov were at the ceremony. In a video message on Europe Day, Pr...

  • 1,872 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 8 (BTA) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria reached 1,872 by 5 p.m. on Friday according to figures released by the national coronavirus task force, the Health Ministry said. A total of 379 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized, of whom 49 are in intensi...

  • Charged Gambling Mogul Urges Finance Minister to Resign, Fears for His Life if He Returns

    May 8 (BTA) - Gambling mogul Vassil Bojkov claimed that he is innocent of the 11 charges brought against him in Bulgaria and urged Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov to resign. In an exclusive telephone interview for bTV from Dubai on Friday morning, Bojkov said he was afraid for...

  • Parliament Passes Post-Emergency Measures Legislationon First Reading

    May 8 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Parliament Friday voted, 125-0 with 69 abstentions, to pass on first reading a Government-proposed bill amending the Health Act which empowered the Health Minister to introduce epidemic-control measures after the lifting of the COVID-19 state of emergency...

  • 1,865 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 8 (BTA) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria has reached 1,865, informed national task force secretary Assoc. Prof. Dimo Dimov. Over the last 24 hours, 1,397 test sample were analysed; there are 54 new cases.