GCS: 9,739 new cases of COVID-19; tests carried out in past 24 hours - 35,575

A number of 9,739 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the past 24 hours, as there were 35,575 tests carried out at the national level, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Wednesday. These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, says GCS.

Pandemic Disrupts Southeast Europe Labour Flows

Infographic: BIRN

Some of these countries are both importers and exporters of workers. They rely on cheaper workers from Ukraine or the Balkans to fill lower-skilled jobs, often to replace their own citizens who have sought more lucrative jobs in Western Europe - mostly Germany, the United Kingdom or the Netherlands.

Albanians Spend Millions on COVID-19 Treatment in Turkey

Bilal's relatives took drastic action. Speedily, they collected funds to send him to hospital in Turkey, a trip organised by one of several companies operating in the booming air ambulance industry.

"When my life was in danger, we took the decision to get me to Turkey on a chartered flight," he told BIRN.

Bulgaria Tops Mortality Rate Ranking, GPs Join Battle with Pandemic


Budget 2021 envisions an increase of funding for hospitals - BGN 2,37 billion will be allocated as funds for hospitals providing end-to-end servicing for Coronavirus patients.

The texts also state that there will already be obligations to work with patients with COVID-19 to the contractors of outpatient medical care, as well as sanctions for refusing their implementation.

Romania's COVID-19 case count rises by 7,753; tests performed in the last 24 hours: 30,740

As many as 7,753 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours, following 30,740 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Tuesday. These are cases of patients that had not previously tested positive.