COVID-19 vaccination in Bulgaria

Bulgaria: Over 80% Drop in Restaurant Turnover after Introduction of the "Green Certificate"

Over 80% drop in restaurant turnover was observed in the first two days after the "green certificate" became mandatory for visiting places for dining and entertainment, according to data from the Bulgarian Hotel and Restaurant Association, the Association of Restaurants in Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Association of Establishments.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: Record Number of New Infections and Deaths in Last 24 hours

A record number of new coronavirus infections and deaths have been registered in Bulgaria in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Unified Information Portal.

The new cases are 5863 - the most in our country since the beginning of the pandemic. They were identified by 51,688 tests (11.34 percent were positive).

COVID-19: Germany Declares Bulgaria and Croatia High-Risk Countries

Germany has declared Bulgaria and Croatia high-risk countries where the coronavirus epidemic is spreading in dangerous proportions.

Anyone entering Germany from these two countries will have to remain in quarantine for 10 days. An exception is made only for those fully vaccinated with two doses, the second must be given at least 14 days before the trip.

Bulgaria Has Nearly 7 Million Doses of Vaccines

Many people lined up in front of vaccination points in the country in order to obtain a certificate that allows them to continue working.

"We have so far delivered nearly 7 million doses of vaccines, and 2.7 million doses have been injected," Bogdan Kirilov, the executive director of the Medicines Agency, told BNR.

Bulgarian Political Parties want Health Minister Katsarov's Resignation

So far, three parties have officially adopted positions against the new anti-epidemic measures imposed by Health Minister Stoycho Katsarov and have even called on him to resign.

At the same time, mass outrage against him erupted on social media - both against the restriction of movement and visits to various sites, but also because the measures are too late and ineffective.

Kosovo has Become the Leader in Vaccination in the Western Balkans

Kosovo is the country with the largest share of receiving at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the Western Balkans. The country, which later launched mass immunization, quickly caught up, but also surpassed the former leader, Serbia, and Northern Macedonia and Montenegro, which managed to speed up their campaign in the summer, according to data from the Our World in Data platform.