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Country: Bulgaria Population: 1 205 509

Bulgaria Celebrates National Liberation Day - 143 Years

Bulgaria celebrates on March 3rd its National Holiday, marking the 143rd anniversary of its liberation from five centuries of Ottoman rule.

Liberation Day will be marked with a number of events throughout the country. The culmination is the ceremonial fireworks display on the National Assembly Square in Sofia.

Bulgaria: 19 Women Lost Their Lives Due to Domestic Violence, Children Traumatized Increasingly More Often

Notwithstanding changing times and crises, domestic violence statistics remains worrying. Perhaps unsurprisingly, over the past year, this social phenomenon has been talked about as an "epidemic in the pandemic."

Bulgaria: Vaccination Sites Have Run Short of Vaccines within Hours

Again, lines are meandering outside vaccination sites in Sofia, which today have vaccines available. In the capital, "green corridors" work in the hospital "St. Ivan Rilski" and "Alexandrovska" hospitals, reported bTV.

Some people lined up as early as 8 a.m.

Older people from the queue were vaccinated with priority. Lack of organization, however, has created turmoil.

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 2,588 Newly Infected, 117 Fatalities

In the past 24 hours, 2,588 new cases of coronavirus infection have been documented in the country.

16,179 tests were made - 7,735 PCR and 8,444 antigen, of them 16% are positive.

As of March 2, there were 32,688 active cases in Bulgaria, according to data from the Single Information Portal.

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 332 Newly Infected, Test Positivity Rate 13 Percent

In the past 24 hours, 332 new cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the country.

2,531 tests were made - 1,595 PCR and 936 antigen. Although the number of tests is small their positivity rate remains high - 13%.

As of March 1, there were 31,302 active cases in Bulgaria, according to data from the Single Information Portal.

Bulgaria’s Health Minister: We Cannot Make Plans for Further Vaccination Before Vaccines Are Provided

"We shouldn't count chickens before they are hatched," Health Minister Kostadin Angelov told journalists in Varna, where he is on a visit today admitting of the chaos in the vaccination campaign.

"I can't take any commitments because the result does not depend on us," he said.

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