Government of Bulgaria
The coronavirus pandemic has changed our way of life, has hit us at the most vulnerable - human health, it has a dramatic impact on the economy as well. I believe that we will go through these difficulties, learn lessons, and become stronger and better. This is what Vice President Iliana Yotova wrote in a letter addressed to the Bulgarian communities abroad.
President Rumen Radev called on MPs to donate their March salaries for the fight against the coronavirus, and provoked the reaction of government representatives with his comments in connection with the measures during the state of emergency.
The head of state warned that the measures to protect the country from socio-economic catastrophe are not taken at the appropriate time.
The latest budgetary changes adopted by the Bulgarian government are based on the worst case scenario for the development of the COVID-19 crisis, this country's Minister of Finance Vladislav Goranov said. We have developed three different scenarios, but we assume the most negative one, in order to guarantee the functioning of all public systems until the end of 2020.
Under conditions of crisis, European solidarity should not remain only in words. The quick coping with the situation created by the coronavirus in Europe requires that the European institutions and member states should pool joint efforts. This was the common stance adopted by the Presidents of Bulgaria and Portugal, Rumen Radev and Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who held a telephone conversation.
"It is projected that the peak of the coronavius will be in September." This was stated by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov after the Security Council meeting at the Council of Ministers.
"The world is completely unprepared for an epidemic like the coronavirus. Now we think about vaccines, now money is being spent on technology and medicine," the prime minister said.