Global health

Science Board to hold crucial meeting, says health minister

The Health Ministry's Science Board will discuss the latest situation in the COVID-19 pandemic and the virus-related measures, the country's top health official has said.

Speaking at the northwestern province of Bursa, Fahrettin Koca noted that the number of daily infections has declined to 3,200 as of April 17, which marked the lowest level in the past one and a half years.

Bulgarian Prof. Kantardzhiev: Cellular Immunity after Vaccination Protects Against All Variants of COVID-19

"The cellular immunity that humans acquire when vaccinated against Covid-19 protects against all previous variants of the coronavirus." This was said on the air of the Bulgarian National Radio by Prof.

Collapse in Australia

At the same time, the most populous New South Wales today records the highest number of deaths since the outburst of the pandemic.
In New South Wales, 49 people died in the last 24 hours, including one child, while in Victoria, 20 patients died from the effects of COVID-19, Reuters reports.

WHO: Health Costs during the Pandemic have brought Half a Billion People to Extreme Poverty

More than half a billion people worldwide were brought to extreme poverty last year because they had to pay for health care themselves during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization and the World Bank said on Sunday.

Bulgarian Expert: We Expect a Double Epidemic - from Influenza and Coronavirus

"We expect a double epidemic in our country - from influenza and coronavirus. Maybe we will have a more severe flu season." Such a forecast was made in the studio of "Sabudi Se" on Nova TV by Georgi Popov, an expert on infectious diseases at Sofiamed University Hospital. According to him, the health system will withstand the pressure.