Bulgaria now has 220 infected people

All restrictive measures remain in force

Gen. Ventsislav Mutafchiyski (L)

Two more cases of Covid-19 have been registered in Bulgaria, the head of the National Crisis Response Centre, Gen. Ventsislav Mutafchiyski, reported on 25 March. Thus, the total number of infected people in Bulgaria reached 220. Both new cases are in Plovdiv: 35-year-old man and 60-year-old woman are the newly registered coronavirus patients. They have shown typical symptoms of Covid-19 and are hospitalised, Gen. Mutafchiyski explained.

All restrictions imposed by the ordinance of the Minister of Health, which are in effect as of 21 March, remain in force (See here).

Within less than one day, the number of infected individuals around the world has increased by another 100,000 cases. “In Europe, Italy is taking over China, in Spain there are 42,000 cases, in Germany 32,000, in the US 54,000, in France 22,000,” said the head of the Crisis Response Centre.

Meanwhile, a Medical Expert Council was set up in Bulgaria. It comprises medical professionals who will assist the National Crisis Response Centre in its fight against the coronavirus.

Prof. Kosta Kostov, who is a pulmonologist, will head the council of experts, which will perform monitoring of the best and most efficient anti-coronavirus measures imposed throughout the world and propose them to the government. News conferences are to be held twice a week. The council will also have its own page on Facebook.

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