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  • Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria Increase by 17 to 2,477

    May 28 (BTA) - The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria is 2,477, the national coronavirus task force said at its news briefing on Thursday morning. The latest confirmed cases are 17. The fatalities are 134, one recent. A total of 965 patients have recover...

  • 2,460 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 27 (BTA) - The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria is 2,460, the national coronavirus task force said at its news briefing on Wednesday morning. The latest confirmed cases are 17. The fatalities are 133, three recent. A total of 912 patients have recovered. ...

  • Health Minister Issues Order Repealing Some Restrictive Measures Imposed Due to COVID-19

    May 27 (BTA) - Health Minister Kiril Ananiev issued an order revoking some of the restrictive measures introduced due to COVID-19, said the press service of the Ministry of Health on Tuesday evening. As of Tuesday, cultural and entertainment events are allowed (theatres, conce...

  • Ten New COVID-19 Cases in Past 24 Hours

    May 26 (BTA) - There are ten new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, Chief Health Inspector Angel Kunchev told a briefing on Tuesday morning. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections is 2,443. At 253, there are no new cases among medical staff.

  • Defence Minister: Coronavirus Economic Crisis Will Not Affect Budget for Armed Forces' Modernization

    May 25 (BTA) - Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov said the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus would not affect the budget for the armed forces' modernization. He was talking about the purchase of two multi-role patrol ships for the Navy, the upgrade of T-72 tanks...

  • 2,433 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 25 (BTA) - The number of COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria reached 2,433 after six new infections were confirmed in 443 tests over the last 24 hours, the national coronavirus task force said on Monday morning. Twenty-two patients recovered, making Sunday the seventh day in a row...

  • Bulgarian Marks May 24 as Day of Culture, Education, Slav Letters

    May 24 (BTA) - Bulgarians mark May 24 as the Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and of Slav Letters. This year, the traditional processions and celebrations were cancelled because of the COVID-19 restrictions.

  • 2,427 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 24 (BTA) - The number of COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria reached 2,427 after 19 new infections were confirmed over the last 24 hours, Prof. Todor Kantardjiev, Director of the National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, told a regular news briefing here on Sunday mor...

  • Bulgarian Sunday School in Istanbul Joins Online Celebration of May 24, Day of Bulgarian Culture and Education

    May 23 (BTA exclusive by Nahide Deniz) - The Bulgarian Sunday school in Istanbul named after brothers Sts Cyril and Methodius who created the Slavonic alphabet, celebrates a double holiday on May 24, which is marked in Bulgaria as the feast day of the Sts Cyril and Methodi...

  • 2,408 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 23 (BTA) - The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria is 2,408, the national coronavirus task force said at its news briefing on Saturday morning. The latest confirmed cases are 36. The fatalities are 126, one recent. A total of 808 patients have recovered, ...

  • Parliament Reduces VAT for Restaurants, Books from 20% to 9%

    May 22 (BTA) - On Friday Parliament discussed on first reading six bills to amend the Value Added Tax (VAT) Act, all related to a reduction of the tax for various goods and services.

  • 2,372 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 22 (BTA) - The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria is 2,372 the national coronavirus task force said at its news briefing on Friday morning. The latest confirmed cases are 41. The fatalities are 125, five recent. A total of 769 patients have recovered...

  • Ban on Entry in Bulgaria of Certain Nationals of EU, Schengen Agreement Countries Lifted

    May 22 (BTA) - The ban on entry in Bulgaria of certain nationals of EU member states and of Schengent Agreement countries (including San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and the Vatican) has been lifted as of May 22, the Health Ministry said in a press release. The ban is lifted for th...

  • Diana Kovacheva Elected National Ombudsman

    May 21 (BTA) - Bulgaria's 240-seat Parliament Thursday elected Diana Kovacheva as National Ombudsman for a five-year term by a vote of 173 in favour, with three abstentions. Kovacheva was nominated by GERB. Presenting the nomination, Krassimir Velchev, Chair of the Religious A...

  • Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria Reach 2,331

    May 21 (BTA) - There are 39 new confirmed COVID-19 cases out of 1,912 tested patients, and 15 of them are hospitalized, said head of the national coronavirus task force Prof. Moutafchiiski at a briefing in the Council of Ministers on Thursday morning. The total number of confirme...

  • Bulgarian Citizens Can Now Travel from Bulgaria through Romania without Special Permission

    May 20 (BTA) - Romania is now allowing free land transit for Bulgarian citizens traveling from Bulgaria without requiring an individual diplomatic permit, the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed its Bulgarian counterpart ministry on Wednesday. For Bulgarian citizens ...

  • Indoor Team Sports Activities Allowed from Friday

    May 20 (BTA) - Indoor team sports activities will be allowed from May 22 behind closed door under an order of Health Minister Kiril Ananiev, the government information service said Wednesday. From May 26, individual and team sports activities for children under the age of 18 w...

  • European Commission Presented New Economic Recommendations for Bulgaria

    May 20 (BTA correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - The European Commission presented on Wednesday its recommendations to the EU member states regarding their economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bulgaria received four recommendations for this year and next, as foll...

  • 2,292 Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Bulgaria

    May 20 (BTA) - Thirty-three new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Bulgaria on Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 2,292, the national coronavirus task force said on Wednesday morning. Those infected include one child and two health workers.

  • Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece Agree on Travel Without Quarantine

    May 19 (BTA) - Travel between Bulgaria and Greece will be without quarantine as of June 1. The decision was made at a video conference of the leaders of Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Romania, and was announced Tuesday by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. He said that the qu...