Latest News from Bulgaria
Imams attend Eid al-Fitr prayers that mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan in Pristina, Kosovo, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/VALDRIN XHEMAJ
Muslims attend a morning prayer session to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, at Lokomotiv Stadium in Sofia, Bulgaria, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV
One person was killed and 22 were injured in 18 accidents in the country over the past 24 hours, the Interior Ministry said.
There have been 21 minor road accidents in Sofia, no one has been injured or killed.
Since the beginning of the year, 135 people have died and 2,147 have been injured on the road in Bulgaria.
The National Operational Headquarters presented the latest data on the scale of the COVID-19 epidemic in Bulgaria on May 24.
Prof. Todor Kantardjiev announced that there were 19 new cases, 11 of which were admitted to hospital.
886 samples were tested and the proven positive samples in Bulgaria are 2427.
Before noon over most of the country will be sunny. In the northwest the clouds will increase. In the afternoon and until midnight a cold front will come in places mainly in Western and Central Bulgaria - short rain with thunder is expected. Before noon a moderate southwest wind will blow, in the afternoon in the western half of the country the wind will be oriented from the northwest.
Bulgaria's state authorities have announced a new business grant scheme aimed at larger companies. The minimum amount of grants will be BGN 30,000 (EUR 15,000) and the maximum - BGN 100,000. (EUR 51 thousand). The amount will be 1% of the company's annual turnover for 2019. A total of BGN 156 million (EUR 80 million) have been set aside under the measure.
Bulgaria celebrates May 24 as the day of the Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavic Script, the official Day of Holy Brothers St. Cyril and St. Methodius - the Byzantine scholars who wrote the first Slavic alphabet in 855 A.D., and translated into Old Bulgarian the Bible and the religious literature of Orthodox Christianity.
Cyprus on Friday outlined plans for the phased resumption next month of commercial flights from a select number of countries with low Covid-19 infection rates to jump-start its vital tourism sector.
Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos said flights will begin in two phases — June 9 and 20 — from two groups of countries selected by an advisory body of medical experts.
Late in the evening on May 21, Bulgaria's Minister of Health, Kiril Ananiev, issued an order allowing representatives of firms and companies registered in the EU and the Schengen area to enter Bulgaria without the requirement for 14-day quarantine as of tomorrow, May 22.
The lifting of the ban also covers San Marino, the Principality of Andorra, Monaco and Vatican City State.