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.
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.
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.