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484,546 are the total confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria. This is shown by data from the National Information System. The new cases for the past 24 are 2,360. 39 728 are the active cases in the country. During the past 24hrs, 24,719 tests have been performed, bringing them to a total of 4,627,161.
A Trend survey commissioned by the 24 Chasa newspaper, dedicated to the attitudes of Bulgarians towards the main political forces in the country, shows that the political formation headed by former caretaker ministers Kiril Petkov and Asen Vassilev currently has the support of 9 per cent of voters, while GERB is regaining its leading position with a significant lead.
EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi will visit Bulgaria tomorrow, September 21, the BNR correspondent in Brussels Angelina Piskova has reported, citing the European Commission.
Meetings of the European Commissioner with President Rumen Radev and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Svetlan Stoev are planned.
Bulgaria ranked 85th, according to a study assessing the digital quality of life worldwide. This year the survey covers 90% of the world's population and rtes110 countries, looking at five main pillars of digital life: accessibility and quality of the Internet, e-infrastructure, e-security and e-government, according to BGNES
Opponents of the Covid-19 vaccines attacked a vaccination point in Varna on 19 September. Commenting on this dangerous precedent, Minister of Health Stoycho Katsarov stated that the authorities will not allow medical staff to be insulted, disparaged and humiliated, and demanded that the prosecutor's office investigate the attack and refer the case to the law courts.
Addressing the NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session in Athens on Saturday, Bulgaria's Chief of Defence, Admiral Emil Eftimov, said security is key to the development of the Western Balkans. "The stability of the Western Balkans is of exceptional importance to Bulgaria as well as to NATO and the European Union.
"In the past four months we started to bring about change with clear goals in mind," Petkov noted at the beginning of the presentation. He stated that the number one priority is to stop corruption. Second - unburden the small and medium-sized enterprises so they can thrive. Three - attract high-tech investments. Four - distribute the resulting prosperity fairly.