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  • 1,829 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 7 (BTA) - The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria reached 1,829 on Thursday, the Health Ministry said in a press release. Two new deaths were reported, bringing the total fatalities to 84.

  • Sludge Repository Leaks at Republica Power Plant, Leakage Under Control

    May 7 (BTA) - There was a leak in the "September 7" sludge repository of the Republica thermal power plant in the western town of Pernik, head of the Toplofikatsiya heating company Lyubomir Spasov told BTA. The repository has been used to store millions of tons of waste from t...

  • Town of Yakoruda Safely Observes St. George Day Festivities amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    May 6 (BTA) - The small southwestern Bulgarian mountain town of Yakoruda has a special relationship with St. George's Day, also known as the Feast of Saint George, a Christian holiday observed across several countries. Bulgaria marks this day on May 6, and not even the coron...

  • President Radev Addresses Nation on Day of Bravery and the Bulgarian Armed Forces and St. George Day

    May 6 (BTA) - On Wednesday, President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Bulgarian Armed Forces Rumen Radev addressed the nation on the occasion of May 6, the Day of Bravery and the Bulgarian Armed Forces. In his speech, Radev pointed out that after decades of experimentat...

  • 1,778 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Bulgaria

    May 6 (BTA) - A total of 1,465 people were tested for COVID-19 between May 5 and May 6, bringing the total number of test samples to 51,768 or 7,395 per one million population. In this sampling, there have been 69 positive results. As of 5 pm on May 6, there have been an addi...

  • Bulgarians Allowed to Travel Between Cities and Regions as of May 6 in New Step of Relaxing Coronavirus Restrictions

    May 5 (BTA) - As of May 6, the checkpoints set up by the Interior Ministry at the entry and exit points of large cities as part of the coronavirus restrictions, will be removed and Bulgarians will be able to travel between cities and regions again, the Health Ministry sai...

  • National External Assessment Exams After Grade 7 Will Take Place on June 15 and 17 Matriculation Exams on June 1 and 3

    May 5 (BTA) - The national external assessment examination after grade 7 in Bulgarian language and literature will take place on June 15, and the exam in mathematics - on June 17. This was announced by Minister of Education and Science Krasimir Valchev at a briefing in the Co...

  • New 57 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 5 (BTA) - New 57 cases of COVID-19 were registered in Bulgaria in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases to 1,689, the national coronavirus task force said on Tuesday morning. There were four fatalities in the past 24 hours, bringing th...

  • State of Emergency to Not Be Extended beyond May 13

    May 4 (BTA) - The state of emergency in Bulgaria will not be extended beyond May 13, Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov told a briefing on Monday. The briefing, which was given after an extraordinary sitting of the Cabinet, presented to the media details about draft changes ...

  • Bulgaria Pledges EUR 100,000 for Coronavirus Vaccine Development

    May 4 (BTA) - Bulgaria will contribute 100,000 euro to the global effort to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus and put it into use, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said at an online fundraising conference organized by the European Commission.

  • 1,652 Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Bulgaria

    May 4 (BTA) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria has reached 1,652, according to data from the National Coronavirus Task Force unveiled at 5 pm on Monday.

  • 1,618 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria, Second Health Worker Dies

    May 3 (BTA) - The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria is 1,618, according to national task force data as at 5 pm on Sunday, the Health Ministry said. There are 316 patients in hospitals, including 39 in intensive care. The fatalities with confirmed COVID-19 ar...

  • Health Minister Eases Some Lockdown Restrictions

    May 3 (BTA) - Health Minister Kiril Ananiev Sunday lifted some restrictions imposed during the coronavirus state of emergency which ends on May 13. The easing of restrictions is effective as of May 4, except for restaurants and cafes with outdoor seating, which can re-open on May...

  • PM Borissov: Draft Legislation on Anti-Epidemic Measures in the Works

    May 3 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Sunday that a draft law on lifting the state of emergency was being prepared and would be ready by Monday. Epidemic control measures will become part of one or two acts of Parliament. He gave a news conference after cabinet mini...

  • 1,594 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria,First Health Worker Death Reported

    May 2 (BTA) - The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria was 1,594 as at 5 pm on Saturday, show data of the national coronavirus task force as quoted by the Health Ministry's press centre. The fatalities are 72. The secretary of the national coronavirus task forc...

  • Second Batch of Medicines, Protective Gear Purchased By Government Arrive from China

    May 2 (BTA) - A second batch of medicinal products and protective gear purchased by the Bulgarian Government from China, have arrived at Sofia Airport. The purchase was made following the agreements reached between Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Chinese Premier Li Ke...

  • 1,555 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 1 (BTA) - The confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria are 1,555, 14 more than the latest figure, the national coronavirus task force said on Friday afternoon. A total of 276 patients have recovered. The fatalities are 68, two recent. A total of 317 patients are in hospital...

  • Earthquake Felt in Southern Bulgaria on Friday

    May 1 (BTA) - An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale was registered at 14:01 hrs local time on Friday, epicentered 13 km from the southern city of Plovdiv, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2 km. It was felt i...

  • Authorities Ease Certain Coronavirus Restrictions

    May 1 (BTA) - The authorities Friday lifted the ban on visits to city parks, gardens, nature parks, mountains and other nature sites. The ban was put in place in mid-March as a measure against the spread of coronavirus. Also lifted is the requirement for compulsory wearing of fac...

  • 1,506 Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Bulgaria

    April 30 (BTA) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria reached 1,506, including 18 new cases added on Thursday, the Health Ministry reported late on Thursday afternoon, citing data from the National Coronavirus Task Force (NCTF). A total of 164 medical sta...