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The average amount of debts that households cannot service is about BGN 2200, announced one of the large debt collection companies in Bulgaria. The biggest debts are piled up in major cities and in the northwestern Bulgaria.
The second lockdown, imposed in the country just a month ago resulted in a new decrease in debt payments to banks, telecommunications companies and fast loans.
At 12 pm today Bulgaria resumed flights from the UK and Northern Ireland, which were cancelled due to the new strain of Covid-19. Passengers arriving from the UK will have to make antigen tests and will be put under a 10-day quarantine. From January 1, a negative PCR test will be required performed 72 hours before the arrival in Bulgaria.
The city of Dover witnessed mounting tensions and live chain on Tuesday as hundreds of people were stranded there. Among them there were many Bulgarians, including eight babies. All of them came to Dover on Sunday night, after the borders were shut because of the new coronavirus strain spreading across the UK.
The Bulgarian government adopted a decision to explore the possibilities for providing COVID-19 vaccines for Western Balkan countries and the Eastern Partnership members.
This will happen after the Bulgarian needs are met, in compliance with the relevant countries' legislation and the terms of the preliminary agreements concluded between the EC and the manufacturers of medicines.
From December 31, Bulgaria will start receiving natural gas from Azerbaijan. According to the signed contract between Bulgargaz and the Azerbaijani oil company SOCAR, 1 billion cubic meters of gas per year will be delivered to our country from the Shah Deniz 2 gas field for a period of 25 years, the government press office reported.
The government allocated nearly BGN 184 million to help hospitals in getting prepared for medical assistance in the declared emergency epidemic situation, for the provision of vaccines and additional quantities of "Remdesivir" antiviral medication, as well as for the construction of a new emergency call center in order to improve the service of EU Single Emergency Number 112 on the territory of