Bulgaria has refused to supply the fifth vaccine approved by the European drug regulator against COVID-19 of the American company Novavax, and the decision was made by the caretaker government in August. This became clear from the answers of the Minister of Health Asena Serbezova to the GERB MP Kostadin Angelov (former Minister of Health) during the Friday parliamentary control.
She also said that it is not yet clear whether this subspecies is more contagious than the original.
Tjaa ohar Cretnik also said that the omicron subspecies BA.2 was discovered in Podravje, adding that, according to unconfirmed data, there is a possibility that two more BA.2 cases were discovered at the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology in Ljubljana.
The improved Pfizer vaccine, which will also affect Omicron, will be ready no earlier than March 2022. That's what Pfizer's CEO said. The aim is to vaccinate against covid once a year, and not to have booster doses over a short period of time.
"What I'm hoping for is to have a vaccine that will have to be given once a year - just like many other vaccines," he said.
Sweden has seen over 40,000 Omicron cases daily over the past week
NATO is already preparing a written response to Russia's demands to the pact to withdraw its troops from the border with Ukraine. Among those demands is the withdrawal of NATO troops from Bulgaria and Romania and Ukraine's refusal to join the pact.
Russia's Foreign Ministry: NATO forces Must be Withdrawn from Bulgaria and Romania
As of today, 20 January, citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia, Israel, Turkey, and Serbia, and members of their families arriving from a Member State of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, The Republic of North Macedonia, Israel, Turkey, and Serbia are a