Latest News from Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s Cabinet Approves Purchase of 1 Million Face-Protection Masks from China

Bulgaria's cabinet has approved a contract with the China National Pharmaceutical Group for delivery of personal protective equipment- face protection masks type KN95. According to the contract, the Bulgarian Ministry of Health will buy 1 million medical masks type KN95 to the tune of EUR 1.67 million, BNR reported.

5 New COVID-19 Cases in the Country

There are 5 new COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria. Thus, the number of coronavirus infected in the country is already 359. This was announced by General Ventsislav Mutafchiiski.

The average age of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 is 45 years.

Bulgaria Closes its Borders for Foreigners until April 17th

Bulgaria closes its borders until April 17. The measure applies to all non-European citizens or arrivals from the following EU Member States and Schengen countries: Italy, Spain, France, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

354 COVID-19 Infected in Bulgaria

The total number of coronavirus infected in Bulgaria is 354, said the head of the National Operations Headquarters, Professor Ventsislav Mutafchiiski.

So far, 15 people have been cured, 8 people have died, with an average age of the dead - 66 years.

The most infected are in Sofia, where 13 cases were registered in the last 24 hours.

Nearly 110,000 Bulgarians Returned to their Home Country since Beginning of Quarantine

According to data of the Bulgarian Border Police, nearly 110,000 Bulgarians returned from abroad from the first day of quarantine until March 23. 36,000 people returned to Bulgaria by plane. Over 26,000 Bulgarians entered this country from Romania, nearly 2,000 from Greece. 3,000 Bulgarian nationals entered this country from North Macedonia and 4,000 people entered Bulgaria from Serbia.

338 COVID-19 Infected in Bulgaria, 8 Death Cases

The number of coronavirus infected in the country is already 338. This was announced at a briefing at the National Operations Headquarters. General Ventsislav Mutafchiiski reported that there are 25 more cases of COVID-19 infected in Bulgaria. 

Germany Shows Interest to Purchase Protective Clothing from Bulgaria

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge. Overcoming it in the EU, which is highly integrated, is impossible without coordinating efforts, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said in a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two discussed measures to combat COVID-19. Germany is interested in the protective clothing and equipment manufactured in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria: Second Death from COVID-19 in the Last 24 Hours

There is a fifth victim of the coronavirus in Bulgaria. A man from Razlog died at the hospital in Blagoevgrad, a BGNES correspondent learned from sources at the health facility.

The man was 55 years old and worked on a lift in Bansko.

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov Congratulated the Republic of North Macedonia on its Accession to NATO

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on March 27 congratulated the Republic of North Macedonia on its accession to NATO.

"As of today, the Republic of North Macedonia is the thirtieth NATO member state. I congratulate our neighbours on their accession to the North Atlantic Treaty and look forward to the country's internal reforms.

Coronavirus Cases in Bulgaria Rises to 313, Fifth Death

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Bulgaria has risen to 313. There are 37 new cases in the past 24 hours, the head of the national task force, Major-General, Prof. Ventsislav Mutafchiyski told the daily morning briefing on March 28.

A fourth person has died in Pirogov hospital in Sofia, the fifth in Blagoevrgrad.

The Pandemic is Growing: 25,035 Have Died in 176 Countries Worldwide

550,000 people have been infected with COVID-19 worldwide, and more than 25,000 have died, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

The exact number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection is 553,224. The deaths are 25,035. The dangerous infection has spread to 176 countries around the world.

Boyko Borissov: The EC Prepares Guidelines against COVID-19 for all Member States

The European Commission promised that on Monday it will to come up with guideline measures against COVID-19 for all Member States, Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told a news conference on March 26 after participating in a video conference meeting of the European Council.

17 New COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria - Total 293

The number of coronavirus infected in the country is already 293. This was announced at a briefing at the National Operations Headquarters. General Ventsislav Mutafchiiski reported that there are 17 more cases of COVID-19 infected in Bulgaria. 13 of them are from Sofia.

More information will be provided.

Lukoil Bulgaria Donated Fuel to Fight Coronavirus

LUKOIL-BULGARIA joins the National Campaign of the Bulgarian Medical Association "FOR THE HEROES IN WHITE" by donating 20,000 liters of fuel. It was provided in the form of plastic cards and will be prioritized where it is most needed.