The loss of sense of smell is forecast for a mild course of the novel coronavirus infection, Prof. Todor Kantardzhiev, Director of the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, said as quoted by Focus Agency.
He explained that usually COVID infection develops more slowly and its incubation period is longer.
So far, there is no flu in Bulgaria. Only 42 cases have been proven in Europe. That's what Prof . Todor Kantardzhiev said for the morning program of NOVA TV.
He added that in January we will already have the first Bulgarians vaccinated against COVID-19.
Prof. Kantardzhiev clarified that no vaccines have come to our country as of yet.
"The clinical situation in Europe is quite complicated. The 14-day morbidity is 554 per 100,000 population. We are in 9th place in the EU on this indicator. According to this indicator, Bulgaria ranks 3rd in the Balkans. This was stated during the weekly briefing of the health authorities by Prof. Todor Kantardzhiev.
Wearing a protective mask or scarves will be mandatory only in public transport, and in other indoor public places, such as shops or theaters - only recommended. This was announced by the Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev at a press conference, where he gave details about the extension of the emergency epidemic situation until the end of June.
If the trend of coronavirus continues to increase and if we have difficulty stopping the new five outbreaks, then I will suggest that some of the measures be restored. This was stated by Prof. Todor Kantardzhiev, director of the Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases and a member of the staff for combating the infection.
36 are the new proven cases of COVID-19 in our country, said Prof. Todor Kantardzhiev. Of these, 15 are in hospital. The total number of infected is already 2211 people. The increase from yesterday is 1.5%.
Prof. Kantardjiev announced the presence of an outbreak of Q fever in Bulgaria. 14 cases of the disease have been proven.