News archive of July 2020

Quarantine Hotels Open in Sunny Beach and Golden Sands

There will be quarantine hotels in the two large Black Sea resorts "Sunny Beach" and "Golden Sands". This was announced after a meeting with the industry by the new Minister of Tourism Mariana Nikolova.

According to her, negotiations are currently underway with hotel owners who have not yet opened this summer season.

Experts: Bulgarians Have Already Encountered a Similar Coronavirus in 2008

Many Bulgarians have encountered a virus related to COVID-19 in 2008. Due to this fact, not all people are highly exposed and susceptible to the infection. This was stated by the pulmonologist Dr. Alexander Simidchiev, who quoted a scientific publication. 

He noted that people who have gone through this related virus have built-in immunity.

Rock climbing in Meteora: Touching the divine

Since my arrival here, all I've been hearing are strange names like "Pillar of Rain," "Line of the Falling Drops," "Corner of Madness," "Lightning Rod," "Stairway to Heaven" and "Bride of Satan." It turns out they're all names of climbing routes, and the rock climbers around me can't decide which one to tackle first.


The government is doing what it can to tackle a lack of compliance with public health guidelines in some of Greece's top tourist destinations.

There are, however, powerful interests at play in the nightlife business, which has its own laws.

Health and safety rules are blatantly violated, in some cases endangering both the public health and the country's reputation.

Measures to decongest capital’s public transport services

The Transport Ministry is taking new measures to avoid overcrowding on public transport, emphasizing that the images seen in the last few days are a cause for concern and that citizens' complaints are justified.
To this end, the process of revoking the leave of public transport staff began on Thursday night. 

Dendias holds telephone call with Egyptian counterpart

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Friday held a telephone call with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in which he extended his wishes for the religious holiday Kurban Bayram, also known as Eid al-Adha.
During the call, the two ministers also discussed developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, Dendias said in a tweet.

Wedding with more than 150 attendees linked to 11 confirmed coronavirus cases in Thessaloniki

An outdoor wedding reception is being linked to 11 confirmed cases in western Thessaloniki, in northern Greece.
The wedding was held on July 25 in the suburb of Ambelokipoi.
More than 150 people were in attendance at the wedding.
Officials are waiting for the results of 60 tests.
Three patients have been admitted to Papanikolaou hospital.