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Covid-19: Bulgarian capital suspends hospital admissions and visits

The Bulgarian capital Sofia is halting planned admissions, operations and visits to hospitals from midnight January 12 as a stepped-up measure to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the regional health inspectorate said. Exceptions will be made for activities related to organ, tissue and cell transplantation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with oncological and oncohematological diseases, […]

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Covid-19 in Bulgaria: the capital Sofia returns to the status of dark red zone

The capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, has been classified as a dark red Covid-19 zone – which means a morbidity rate of 500 or more per 100,000 inhabitants on a 14-day basis – according to the Jan. 1 report from the portal of unified information. The sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in recent days has pushed […]

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Bulgaria opens 69 Covid-19 vaccination points for children aged 5 to 11

Bulgaria is opening 69 first vaccination points, in district capitals and small towns, to administer Covid-19 vaccines to children aged five to 11, it was learned at a press conference on December 21. The press conference took place a day after Bulgaria received 42,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 child-friendly vaccines. Like the globe of Sofia […]

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Bulgaria posts 0.6% economic growth in the third quarter of 2021

The Bulgarian economy grew 0.6% in the third quarter of the year, according to preliminary data announced by the National Statistical Institute (NSI) on December 7, below the flash estimate of 0.9 % of INS published last month. Compared to the same period of 2020, the Bulgarian economy grew by 4.6% in the third quarter. […]

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EC opens two new infringement proceedings against Bulgaria

The European Commission said on December 2 that it had opened two infringement cases against Bulgaria and had escalated five existing cases as part of its latest infringement package. In the first of two new cases where the EC sent letters of formal notice, Bulgaria was one of five member states to have incorrectly applied […]

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Ultranationalists try to disrupt protest in Bulgarian capital against violence against women

There were tensions on the night of November 25 as a small group of ultra-nationalists attempted to disrupt a protest in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, against violence against women. According to eyewitness accounts, the group arrived at the well-attended demonstration carrying a Bulgarian flag and a banner saying that the campaign against violence against […]

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Pupils in 15 districts in Bulgaria remain in distance learning as antigen testing delayed

Students in 15 of Bulgaria’s 28 districts will continue to study online until another 200,000 non-intrusive tests for Covid-19 arrive, the education ministry said on November 9. Bulgaria has introduced a system where pupils in grades 1 through 4 can resume learning in person, while being tested twice a week. The test is based on […]

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Extremists ransack LGBTI community center in Bulgarian capital

A group believed to belong to the extremist Bulgarian National Union and led by its presidential candidate Boyan Rasate ransacked the Rainbow Hub LGBTI community center in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia on the evening of October 30. Rainbow Hub activist Gloria Filipova told media that during the assault, in which extensive property damage was caused to […]

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Covid-19 in Bulgaria: two hospitals in Sofia suspend routine operations, some universities switch to distance education

In response to the worsening Covid-19 situation in Bulgaria, two major hospitals in the capital Sofia – Alexandrovska and Pirogov – have temporarily suspended admissions and planned operations. Alexandrovska said that from October 21, she was suspending planned admissions and operations until the epidemic situation changed. On the orders of the Sofia regional health inspectorate, […]

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Covid-19: Schools in the Bulgarian capital, several municipalities switch to distance education

Schools in the Bulgarian capital Sofia and municipalities in five other districts will switch to distance education from October 21, following a decree issued by the Interim Minister of Education Nikolai Denkov. This follows the order issued by the Interim Minister of Health Stoicho Katsarov, which says that schools in municipalities where the Covid-19 morbidity […]

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Archaeology: Sunken glass treasure discovered near Burgas on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast

Part of the largest hoard of sunken glass on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast has been discovered off the coast of Burgas, according to a press release from the Municipality of Burgas. The statement said that for years archaeologists were aware of the discovery of such artifacts by divers, but not of the precise location of […]