1,911 COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria, 46 Newly Registered

46 news cases of Covid-19 were registered in Bulgaria in the past 24 hours. 22 people were admitted to hospital in the past 24 hours. The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases reached 1,911, the Secretary of the National Operational Headquarters Associate Professor Dimo Dimov announced at the regular morning briefing held at the Council of Ministers building.

National Crisis Headquarters Ceases Regular Briefings, 47 New Cases in the Country

The head of the national coronavirus operative headquarters, Ventsislav Mutafchiiski, will no longer be giving a briefing every day and give it on TV.

Following today's decision of Bulgaria's Premier Boyko Borissov, the National Crisis Headquarters ceases its regular daily briefings. Information about the Covid-19 situation in this country will be provided via summaries.

Bulgaria Minister Resigns after Arrest Over Water Crisis

Bulgaria's Minister of Environment and Water, Neno Dimov, has resigned and been charged with deliberate mismanagement of a water crisis. He faces further grilling over a scandal concerning transports of scrap from Italy.

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov accepted his resignation on Friday. Dimov stepped down after being arrested on Thursday.

Neno Dimov: There is no Application for Transportation of Waste from Italy to Bulgaria Received

The Ministry of Environment and Water has not received an application for transportation of waste by rail from Italy to Bulgaria. This was stated by the Minister of Environment and Water, Neno Dimov, on December 18 at a hearing at the National Assembly held at the request of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), BNT reported.

Bulgarians and Chinese Jointly Mark Two 70th anniversaries, Mid-Autumn Festival

Hundreds of Bulgarians and Chinese came together here on Friday afternoon to jointly celebrate the traditional Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival as well as the 70th anniversaries of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the two countries' diplomatic relations.