Free English Service

  • Bulgaria Registers 337 New Cases Over Past 24 Hours

    December 29 (BTA) - A total of 337 new cases of COVID-19 were registered in Bulgaria over the past 24 hours, according to www.coronavirus.bg on Tuesday morning. The new cases were found out of 2,369 PCR tests for a positivity rate of 14.23 per cent. The number of con...

  • 332 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in 24 Hours, Positivity Rate at 11.81%

    December 28 (BTA) - A total of 332 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Bulgaria over the past 24 hours, out of 2,810 tests (1,906 PRC tests and 904 antigen tests) performed, according to data on the national coronavirus portal posted Monday morning. The test ...

  • Vaccination Process against COVID-19 Begins in Bulgaria

    December 27 (BTA) - Vaccination against COVID-19 in Bulgaria started on Sunday in the cities of Sofia, Plovdiv and Bourgas. Health Minister Kostadin Angelov was the first Bulgarian to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the capital's St. Anna Hospital. In Plovdiv, the first...

  • 469 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In 24 Hours

    December 27 (BTA) - A total of 469 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Bulgaria over the past 24 hours, out of 2,973 PCR tests performed, according to data on the national coronavirus portal on Saturday morning. The test positivity rate currently stands at arou...

  • First Doses of Vaccines against COVID-19 Arrive in Sofia

    December 26 (BTA) - The first doses of vaccines against COVID-19 arrived in Sofia on Saturday. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine truck arrived at the National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, escorted by police cars. The vaccines were received by Health M...

  • 257 New COVID-19 Cases, 50 Fatalities Confirmed In 24 Hours

    257 New COVID-19 Cases, 50 Fatalities Confirmed In 24 Hours December 26 (BTA) - A total of 257 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Bulgaria over the past 24 hours, out of 2,072 PCR tests performed, according to data on the national coronavirus portal on Sa...

  • Patriarch Neophyte Blesses Bulgarians for Christmas

    December 25 (BTA) - "In these days and months of new grave trials which we share with the whole world and all of humanity, we are again overcome with the unique joy and hope which are shining today with the Nativity in the Flesh of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ," Patr...

  • Thursday's COVID-19 Positivity Rate at 21.04%

    December 25 (BTA) - The Bulgarian healthcare authorities confirmed 772 new COVID-19 cases in the country in 24 hours on Thursday after 3,669 tests, according to information posted at http://coronavirus.bg. The positivity rate for the day was 21.04 per cent. There are 8...

  • Anti-COVID Measures Prove Productive, No Regions Left in Red Zone

    December 24 (BTA) - The anti-epidemic measures in Bulgaria have yielded results, and currently there are no regions in the red zone, the National Coronavirus Task Force (NCTF) told Prime Minister Boyko Borissov at a working meeting on Thursday, as quoted by the government...

  • 1,615 New Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed

    December 24 (BTA) - The Bulgarian healthcare authorities confirmed 1,615 new COVID-19 cases in the country in 24 hours on Wednesday after 6,945 tests, according to data posted at http://coronavirus.bg. The positivity rate for the day was 23.25 per cent. The total numbe...

  • Bulgaria Extends Ban on Sturgeon Fishing in Danube River, Black Sea by Five Years

    December 23 (BTA) - Bulgaria has extended a ban on fishing for endangered sturgeon species in its stretch of the River Danube and its territorial waters of the Black Sea by five years as of January 1, 2021, the Agriculture Ministry said on Wednesday. The ban was imposed jointly b...

  • Cabinet Lifts Ban on Flights from UK, Discusses Support to Businesses, People

    December 23 (BTA) - The Council of Ministers has decided at a working meeting that flights from the UK are resuming from Wednesday noon, the government information service said. Arrivals will be tested with antigen tests and must quarantine for 10 days. A negative PCR test result...

  • 6,233 PCR Tests Confirm 1,799 New COVID-19 Cases, Bringing Bulgaria's Total to 194,271

    December 23 (BTA) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria reached 194,271 after 6,233 PCR tests identified 1,799 new infections in the 24 hours until Tuesday midnight, according to data posted on www.coronavirus.bg. The test positivity rate now stands at 28.8...

  • Health Minister Ready to Be First Bulgarian to Get COVID-19 Vaccine on December 27

    December 22 (BTA) - Health Minister Kostadin Angelov told journalists here on Tuesday that he is ready to be the first Bulgarian to get the COVID-19 vaccine on December 27. The Minister handed over 20 new and equipped ambulances to the emergency centers in Bourgas, Varna, Ve...

  • 1,277 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In 24 Hours

    A total of 102,666 people have recovered from the virus, up by 2,908 in the last 24 hours. In the past day there were 156 fatalities, which brings the death toll up to 6,765. RI/DT /DT/

  • 10-Day Quarantine for Arrivals from UK to Stay until January 31, 2021, Government Decides

    December 21 (BTA) - At a working meeting called by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria's Cabinet decided to keep the 10-day quarantine for arrivals from the UK in Bulgaria until January 31, 2021, the Government Information Service said on Monday. "There is readiness to permit...

  • PM Borissov: "Armed Forces' Current Modernization Unparalleled in 15 Years"

    December 21 (BTA) - Visiting the TEREM - Khan Krum Military Repair Works in Turgovishte (Northeastern Bulgaria) on Monday, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said, quoted by the Government Information Service: "The current modernization of the Bulgarian Armed Forces ...

  • New COVID-19 Recoveries, Again, Far Exceed Infections

    December 21 (BTA) - The Bulgarian healthcare authorities confirmed 166 new COVID-19 cases in the country in the 24 hours until Sunday midnight after 790 PCR tests, according to data posted at http://coronavirus.bg. This put the day's positivity rate at 21.01 per cent.

  • Bulgaria Suspends Flights to and from UK in Response to New COVID-19 Strain

    December 20 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov convened a working meeting here on Sunday with members of his Cabinet in response to the new COVID-19 strain, during which it was decided to temporarily suspend air travel between Bulgaria and the United Kingdom starting at 00:00 ...

  • President Radev: "Addressing MRF's National Conference, Erdogan Tried to Meddle in Bulgarian Politics" MRF Leader Karada...

    December 19 (BTA) - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) leader Mustafa Karadayi diverged in their reaction to a greetings video address that Turkish President Recep Tayiip Erdogan made at the MRF's National Conference, held online on Decembe...