Influenza A virus subtype H1N1

Bulgaria's Health Minister: Mandatory Masks Only in Public Transport

Wearing a protective mask or scarves will be mandatory only in public transport, and in other indoor public places, such as shops or theaters - only recommended. This was announced by the Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev at a press conference, where he gave details about the extension of the emergency epidemic situation until the end of June.

PM Orban asks MPs to decide on state of alert extension based on objective analyses, not political interests

Prime minister Ludovic Orban on Wednesday said in Braila (northeast of Bucharest) that he is asking the MPs to decide on the extension of the state of alert based on objective analyses, and not on momentarily political interests, stressing that this is not a topic to be politicised. "It's not a topic that should be politicized.

Ιnspections to be upped after spike in cases

Amid concern about an increase in reported infections of Covid-19, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday convened a meeting of some of his ministers to discuss how authorities can enforce the health and safety regulations that have accompanied the gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions more effectively. 

UN chief urges fast action to avoid 'global food emergency'

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for immediate action on June 9 to avoid a "global food emergency,'' saying more than 820 million people are hungry, some 144 million children under 5-years-old are stunted, and the COVID-19 pandemic is making things worse.

He said there is more than enough food to feed the world's 7.8 billion people but "our food systems are failing.''

Bulgaria Ranks 48th in Dealing With COVID-19

Bulgaria ranks 48th out of a total of 200 countries in the world in a comprehensive assessment of tackling the coronavirus epidemic, which includes an assessment of the effectiveness of quarantine, the level of preparedness and response to health care, the economy and overall government action. This is according to the analysis of the Deep Knowledge Group consortium.