Outgoing Health Minister Prof. Kostadin Angelov said at a briefing of the National Operational Headquarters that the morbidity rates in Bulgaria are lower than those in the neighboring countries and at the same time the restrictive measures in Bulgaria are more lenient than in a number of other countries.
"Bulgaria is overcoming the third wave of Covid-19. We were able to achieve the goal we had set to ourselves. To date, there is not a single region designated in red on Bulgaria's morbidity map. We achieved it because the reason, intellect of the experts and discipline guided us all the time," announced at the regular briefing of the National Operational HQ, outgoing Minister of Health Prof.
Bulgaria: National Coronavirus Task Force Will Resume Work
The outgoing Prime Minister has ordered the Minister of Health Kostadin Angelov to resume the work of the National Operational Headquarters until a new government is formed. This became clear at an extraordinary briefing of GERB held on April 18.
Bulgarian Minister of Health Prof. Kostadin Angelov announced that decision to disband the Task Force is "logical".
The Task Force begun managing the situation with COVID-19 in Bulgaria at the end of February last year. Angelov expressed his opinion at a press briefing after the Council of Ministers issued a statement about the end of the Task Force.
The order for the dissolution of the NOHQ is not from now, the decision was taken on February 26, stated Health Minister Kostadin Angelov. Let us not politicize this step, because healthcare system can't be a punching bag for political jugglers. It makes perfect sense to disband this Headquarters after the end of this government's term of office.
"In the last 14 days there has been a marked increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases, we are now at the highest point of the morbidity peak, the third in a row for the country. However, already there are one million people in Bulgaria - vaccinated or healed who have immunity, this gives us grounds to gradually ease the restrictive measures from today.