Latest News from Bulgaria

5000 People in Bulgaria Lost their Jobs in just a Day because of the Coronavirus

According to the The National Employment Agency, 236,000 are the unemployed people in Bulgaria. "For yesterday, we have a fairly high number of newly registered workers in the Labor Offices. The total number of the country was 7 138. About 5 000 of them indicated that their registration was related indirectly or directly to the crisis at the time of the coronavirus epidemic.

The State of Emergency in Bulgaria Extended to May 13th

The National Assembly voted in favor of extending the state of emergency to May 13, 2020, according to BGNES.

The motion was adopted with 122 votes in favour, 47 against and 7 abstentions.

Deputies rejected the proposals the state of emergency in Bulgaria to be extended until April 30.

498 COVID-19 Infected in Bulgaria

21 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday, 17 of the ill were hospitalized, more than 350 were examined. A total of 498 people have tested positive so far. This was stated by General Ventsislav Mutafchiiski, quoted by BGNES.

The EC Waives Customs Duties and VAT for Import of Necessary Medical Equipment

The European Commission will temporarily waive duties and VAT on imports of essential medical equipment to help fight the coronavirus.

"This will make it easier financially to get the medical equipment that doctors, nurses and patients desperately need.

The Commission has swiftly approved requests received from all Member States.

485 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Bulgaria, 14 People Died

This is indicated by the data of the National Operational Headquarters

485 are the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bulgaria, and the victims of the virus are 14. This is according to the latest data from the National Operational Headquarters.

An 83-year-old woman with COVID-19 died at Alexandrovska Hospital. She suffered from hypertension and diabetes.

Technomarket Donates BGN 100,000 to Fight Coronavirus

Technomarket Bulgaria EAD transferred BGN 100,000 to the account of the Ministry of Health for supporting the activity of the medical establishments in Bulgaria in the conditions of the emergency situation related to COVID-19.

Sofia Marks 141 Years Since Its Proclamation as Capital of Bulgaria

Sofia is marking on Sunday the 141th anniversary of its proclamation as capital of Bulgaria.

The decision to declare Sofia as the new capital of Bulgaria was taken shortly after the liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule in 1878.

3 MPs from Bulgaria’s Parliament Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Bulgaria's Parliament Speaker Tsveta Karayancheva said on April 2 she has called an extraordinary sitting tomorrow. The agenda will include the proposed extension of the coronavirus state of emergency and updating of the budget.

477 COVID-19 Infected in Bulgaria

477 are the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bulgaria according to data from the National Operational Headquarters. A 4-year-old child who has bilateral pneumonia is likely to be intubated, said the chief of staff, Gen. Ventsislav Mutafchiiski. The death toll has increased by two. So far, 12 people have died.

Balkan Private Sector Workers Hardest Hit by Coronavirus Fallout

Labour inspectorates say they do not have the resources to look into a spike in reported abuses.

Early indications in some countries point to layoffs in the thousands. Public sector workers, for now, appear safe, but not necessarily their wages.

449 COVID-19 Infected in Bulgaria

449 are the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bulgaria according to data from the National Operational Headquarters. In the last 24 hours, 37 persons tested positive, 27 of them in hospital. A total of 566 samples were examined. The new area where the infection was detected is Vidin. A man, 56, was admitted to the hospital there.

A 9-year-old girl was admitted to a hospital in Varna.