Stoycho Katsarov

Current Anti-Covid Measures are Here to Stay, despite Protests

"I can only appeal to all Bulgarians, not only to the owners of restaurants and employees, but also to those who visit them - to show understanding, to show empathy to the people who are in serious condition in hospitals at the moment", caretaker Minister of Health, Stoycho Katsarov told journalists in Parliament on September 8.

Bulgaria's Health authorities: Don't Rush into Taking Booster Shot of Covid-9 Vaccine

The Expert Council on with the Ministry of Health advises against rushing the decision to have a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines. The position of the expert council circulated by the Ministry of Health this morning after Health Minister Stoycho Katsarov yesterday said that a decision on a recommendation is pending at any moment from MA - the European Medicines Agency.

Restaurant and Hotel Keepers in Bulgaria Say No to Tighter Anti-Covid Measures

Restaurant and hotel owners took to the streets in Bulgaria to protest the tightening of COVID-19 measures in the country set to take effect on 7 September until the end of October.

The centre of Veliko Tarnovo was blocked on Thursday. Plovdiv will be blocked on Friday. A big protest is organised to take place on 7 September in the capital Sofia. 

COVID-19: Offices Are More Dangerous than Schools Says Bulgarian Professor

Offices with a large open space have a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 than in schools, because there are adults mostly.

 "Children get less sick and less exposed to this infection, " said this morning in an interview with BNT  Prof. Mira Kozhuharova, adviser to the Minister of Health.

Bulgaria with Most Deaths due to COVID-19 in EU

Bulgaria once again topped the grim list of deaths from COVID-19. It is the leader in the ranking per 1 million population.

According to data for the last 7 days, the country ranks first among EU countries with 5.3 deaths per million population. The source is Johns Hopkins University, which can be found on the website Our world in data.