Latest News from Bulgaria

Sunny and Relatively Warm Today

Today, light, or moderate in eastern Bulgaria, winds from the northeast will bring a little colder air. Considerable cloudiness only in the eastern part of the country, otherwise broken clouds and no significant rainfall expected. Daytime temperatures will drop slightly and maximums will range mostly between 9C and 14C, in Sofia around 10C.

H&M to close stores, including some in Greece, due to virus

H&M, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, said on Monday it was evaluating all its activities and temporarily closing stores in 12 more markets due to the coronavirus as it reported a 24 percent quarterly sales slump in China.

14 New Cases of COVID-19 in Bulgaria - 81 TOTAL

14 new cases of COVID-19 in Bulgaria. The number of confirmed coronavirus patients in Bulgaria is 81. There is one person in Lovech, two in Pernik, the others are mainly focused in Pleven, Gabrovo. There is one patient under observation in Lom.

The suspected two cases in Blagoevgrad were confirmed.

67 COVID-19 Infected in Bulgaria

67 cases of the new coronavirus infection have been registered already in Bulgaria. 5 new cases of COVID-19 were registered today, the head of the National Operational Headquarters to coordinate measures for prevention and combatting coronavirus Ventsislav Mutafchiiski announced.

Weather Forecast: Maximum Temperatures between 11C and 16C

It will be sunny today, with broken middle and high clouds in the afternoon across northeastern Bulgaria. A light west-southwest wind will blow. Maximum temperatures between 11C and 16C, slightly lower along the Black Sea coast, about 13C for Sofia. Atmospheric pressure will drop, but will stay higher than the average for the month.

Wizz Air Stops all Flights between Bulgaria and Spain

Wizz Air announced today that, as a result of the national travel restrictions imposed, from 18 March 2020, the airline will suspend all its flights from Bulgaria to Spain by 3 April 2020.

Don’t Leave Roma Out of EU Enlargement Talks

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However, one fundamental failure looks set to be repeated: a blatant refusal to consider the situation facing the Roma minority in the Western Balkans and how Roma people themselves could benefit from a new approach to EU enlargement.

Bulgarian Detained with 10 kg of Heroin at Malko Tarnovo Border Checkpoint

A Bulgarian was arrested while trying to transport 10 kg of heroin across the country's border, the District Prosecutor's Office in Burgas announced.

The drug trafficker was detained at the Malko Turnovo border checkpoint on March 13th. The drug, distributed in 22 packages, was stashed in a car with which the man traveled from Turkey to Bulgaria.

Skiing in Bansko, Pamporovo and Borovets Banned, the Ski Area is Closed

By order of the Prosecutor's Office and by decision of the Crisis Staff in Bansko, the ski area in the city shall be closed immediately. This was announced by the mayor of the municipality Ivan Kadev. The foreign nationals at the resort will be visited on the spot and will fill out declarations that they are aware of the state of emergency in Bulgaria.

There are Two Positive Samples for COVID-19 in Bansko

There are two positive samples for a coronavirus in Bansko. The first was announced by Prof. Ventsislav Mutafchiiski at a regular briefing at the Operations Headquarters on Monday morning. A 9-year-old child from England is the 52nd case of a coronavirus infection registered so far in Bulgaria, the National Crisis Staff announced on Monday morning.

Serbia Closed its Borders and Introduced a State of Emergency because of COVID-19

Serbia closed its borders last night and declared a state of emergency. This is also the case in Romania today.

Greece has banned cruise ships from entering ports and terminated its transport links with Spain, Italy, Albania and Northern Macedonia, which in turn mobilized all available medical personnel.

Flights from Spain and Italy to Bulgaria will be suspended

Restrictions will be imposed on flights from Italy and Spain as of midnight on Tuesday, Bulgaria's Transport Minister Rosen Zhelyazkov announced earlier today. Bulgarian nationals who wish to return from these countries by then should be aware that they would be quarantined.

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