Despite the increase in Covid-19 cases in Bulgaria, its southern Black Sea coast is a safe and coronavirus-free tourist destination, results of a large-scale test have shown in the coastal city of Bourgas and its surroundings. June 25.
Tomorrow, the first charter flight with tourists from Amsterdam is expected to land at Burgas airport. Today, health officials insisted that the spread of the coronavirus in the region is not alarming. This is confirmed by a large-scale study in the region on the immunity built against Covid-19. The tests covered 2,300 people.
Dimitar Nikolov, Mayor of Bourgas: This study clearly proves methodically and scientifically that less than 1% of the inhabitants of Bourgas and the region had come into contact with the Covid-19.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Angel Kunchev, Chief State Inspector of Health: Extremely low circulation of the virus and extremely low risk to people living there in the weeks and months to come.
It will be the center of advertising for the region – the southern Black Sea coast is a safe and clean tourist destination.
Nikolina Angelkova, Minister of Tourism: For people who work in the sector, it is very important, especially on the Black Sea coast, to do this, as it gives additional comfort and safety to the customers of the resorts.
Assoc. Prof Tsvetan Velinov, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Burgas: The likelihood of a person being involved in a traffic accident on the southern Black Sea coast is higher than that of catching coronavirus.
A second part of the study will be carried out after the end of the summer season, to find out what percentage of workers in the tourism sector have come into asymptomatic contact with the virus.BNT