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BULGARIA

213,864

Total Cases

8,741

Total Deaths

177,354

Total Recovered

27,769

Total Active Cases

0

New Deaths

0

New Cases


via eureporter.co01/21/2021

Commission approves €79 million Bulgarian scheme to support micro, small, and medium enterprises affected by coronavirus outbreak - EU Reporter

The European Commission has approved a €79 million (approximately BGN 156m) Bulgarian scheme to support micro, small, and medium enterprises affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. The scheme, which will be co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, will be accessible to enterprises active in certain […]

via novinite01/15/2021

UniCredit Bulbank: Bulgarian Economy Will Slowly Recover in 2021 - Novinite.com

Bulgarian economy has been shrinking in the last trimester of 2020, but the same trend is expected to persist in the first months of 2021 too, forecast UniCredit Bulbank experts in their three-month analysis of economic development of the Central and East European countries. The bank experts say that loosening of the anti-epidemic measures is expected in March which will result in a better performance of the GDP in the next trimester.

via yahoo01/14/2021

Bulgarians defy COVID curbs with bells and bonfire - Yahoo News

The participants of the Kukeri winter festival at Gigintsi village dressed in red-and-white suits and performed a traditional dance creating an astonishing noise from the huge copper bells worn around their waists to ward off evil spirits. One of the mummers, Pepi Bozhkov, said the participants were going to obey the coronavirus rules but would also mark the century-old tradition. "There's no way we can stop the holiday," he added. Bulgaria managed to limit the surge in new infections after closing schools, restaurants and banning large public gatherings in late November. Small celebrations were allowed to be held in individual villages with participants keeping their distance to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, the oldest festival of masquerade games in the Balkan country, the Surva carnival, was cancelled following last week's meeting of Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov with Health Minister Kostadin Angelov and representatives of the National Operational Headquarters.

via 13wham01/14/2021

'At 6 p.m., life stops': Europe uses curfews to fight virus - 13WHAM-TV

PARIS (AP) — As the wan winter sun sets over France's Champagne region, the countdown clock kicks in. Laborers stop pruning the vines as the light fades at about 4:30 p. m. , leaving them 90 minutes to come in from the cold, change out of their work clothes, hop in their cars and zoom home before a 6 p. m. coronavirus curfew. Forget about any after-work socializing with friends, after-school clubs for children or doing any evening shopping beyond quick trips for essentials.


via novinite01/13/2021

ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3 TPP Produced Nearly 11 Percent of the Electricity in Bulgaria for 2020 - Novinite.com

The power plant continues the reliable production of electricity for the needs of household consumers and businesses in compliance with the strictest anti-epidemic measures ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3 TPP provided nearly 11% of the total electricity produced in the country in 2020.

via eureporter.co01/12/2021

Huawei and Sofia University to co-operate in AI and other new high-end technologies - EU Reporter

Huawei Technologies Bulgaria EOOD signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski recently. Both parties will co-operate in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other new high-end technologies. Besides, they also agree to conduct an Huawei ICT Academy programme and to develop a joint scientific laboratory at the Sofia University. Both […]

via news.yahoo01/06/2021

Bulgarians celebrate Epiphany in freezing river - Yahoo News

Orthodox priests cast a crucifix into the waters of a lake or river, and it is believed that the person who retrieves it will be freed from evil spirits and will be healthy through the year. Despite calls from the authorities to cancel the celebration, about 70 men from Kalofer took part of the ritual, while dozens gathered along the river banks to watch it. "This is an important event for the community... We tried to limit the access, but we could not. Still we see here about one-fifth, one-sixth of the people who usually come," said Kalofer Mayor Rumen Stoyanov. After the crucifix was recovered, the men put their arms around each other's shoulders, sang and danced in a circle to music played on drums and bagpipes. The ritual in Kalofer sparked heated debates on social networks, where some admired the tradition while others called for the men and the town to be fined for breaking the anti-pandemic rules.

via ch-aviation01/16/2021

Route Network Update for Bulgaria Air - ch-aviation - ch-aviation

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via eureporter.co01/15/2021

EU Cohesion policy: Commission supports the development of the Bulgarian research and innovation ecosystem - EU Reporter

On 14 January, the Commission published a set of strategic recommendations to 14 newly created research and innovation (R&I) centres, co-funded by the EU Cohesion policy in Bulgaria. The recommendations aim at improving the management and helping the centres reach financial sustainability. They were elaborated by a team of internationally renowned experts during 1.5-year-long fieldwork, […]


via novinite01/14/2021

Bulgarian Virologist: With SARS-CoV-2 Nature Shows Us We Have a Lot to Learn - Novinite.com

Any information on the origin of the coronavirus causing Covid-19 that will be collected during the WHO mission in China will be valuable. Discovering the origin of a virus, we will be prepared for other risks of virus transmission from animals to humans, told BNR virologist Assoc.

via republicworld01/14/2021

Bulgarians mark NY with traditional Surva festival - Republic World

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via vanguardngr01/13/2021

Almost half of Bulgarians don’t want coronavirus vaccine ― Poll - Vanguard

Almost half of Bulgarians are against getting a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination, according to a poll reported by local media on Tuesday. Some 46 per cent of Bulgarians said they were against getting the jab, while 30 per cent said they would like to get vaccinated, according to the Gallup International poll. Another 23 per centRead More

via eureporter.co01/12/2021

Huawei and Sofia University to cooperate in AI and other new high-end technologies - EU Reporter

Huawei Technologies Bulgaria EOOD signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski recently. Both parties will cooperate in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other new high-end technologies. Besides, They agree to conduct Huawei ICT Academy program and to develop a joint scientific laboratory at the Sofia University. Both parties will […]

via novinite01/05/2021

Bulgaria: Weather Today - Novinite.com

Today, the rainfall in the eastern regions will quickly stop, clouds will break starting from southwest and replaced by sunny weather. Even before noon, the wind in the whole country will be blowing from west-northwest and will be moderate to strong, but by the evening it will weaken, according to a reference on the NIMH website.


via kfoxtv01/15/2021

At a glance: Europe's coronavirus curfews and lockdowns - KFOX El Paso

PARIS (AP) — Across Europe and beyond, countries have a patchwork of curfews and lockdowns of varying strictness to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Here, at a glance, are the measures in place in the European Union's 27 member nations and some neighboring countries: Austria: In a third lockdown. Leaving home only allowed for work, medical visits, exercise, groceries. No overnight curfew. Belgium: 10 p. m. to 6 a. m. curfew in French-speaking regions; midnight to 5 a. m.

via news.yahoo01/14/2021

Bulgarians defy COVID curbs with bells and bonfire - Yahoo News

The participants of the Kukeri winter festival at Gigintsi village dressed in red-and-white suits and performed a traditional dance creating an astonishing noise from the huge copper bells worn around their waists to ward off evil spirits. One of the mummers, Pepi Bozhkov, said the participants were going to obey the coronavirus rules but would also mark the century-old tradition. "There's no way we can stop the holiday," he added. Bulgaria managed to limit the surge in new infections after closing schools, restaurants and banning large public gatherings in late November. Small celebrations were allowed to be held in individual villages with participants keeping their distance to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, the oldest festival of masquerade games in the Balkan country, the Surva carnival, was cancelled following last week's meeting of Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov with Health Minister Kostadin Angelov and representatives of the National Operational Headquarters.

via novinite01/14/2021

Bulgaria's Health Minister: Anti-Epidemic Measures Yield Very Good Results - Novinite.com

We now see extremely positive trends resulting from the anti-epidemic measures introduced in the country, which also affect the occupancy rate of hospital beds on a national basis – for patients with no complications – 32 percent, for those in intensive care wards – 44 percent, Minister of Health Prof. Kostadin Angelov announced today at a regular briefing on the spread of the coronavirus.

via novinite01/13/2021

Health Economics Expert: Covid-19 Vaccines Should Be Available on Free Market in Bulgaria - Novinite.com

"According to information from the Ministry of Health, 1.5 million dozes have been requested of the first two vaccines – Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna – to be supplied by the end of the year, which is enough for about 10 percent of the population in Bulgaria," told BNR Arkadi Sharkov, health economist from the Expert Club for Economics and Politics (EKIP).

via cyberscoop01/12/2021

Larger CyberBunker investigation yields shutdown of DarkMarket - CyberScoop

German law enforcement has shut down an internet market where users bought and sold narcotics, stolen data and hacking tools, authorities said Tuesday. The forum, known as DarkMarket, was the internet’s largest bazaar for illicit goods, the European police agency Europol said, with more than 2,400 vendors and 320,000 transactions completed. Police said they apprehended a single suspect, a 34-year-old Australian man accused of operating the site, near the German-Danish border.  The law enforcement action originated in a larger investigation into the internet hosting provider known as CyberBunker, a notorious service that scammers for a generation have used to operate with little fear of detection.  The CyberBunker hosting service was based in former North Atlantic Treaty Organization bunkers in Holland and then Germany, helping controversial sites avoid police legal enforcement from military-style basements. CyberBunker has housed servers for the Pirate Bay, WikiLeaks and a range of dark net markets as […]

via novinite01/11/2021

France Ponders Closing Borders with UK - Novinite.com

France should consider closing its borders with Britain and other countries that have a strong presence of the new variant of the coronavirus first found in the UK, a French epidemiologist and government adviser said on Monday. “It is important that we consider whether we need to close the borders to a limited number of countries, notably the United Kingdom and Ireland,” Arnaud Fontanet, a member of the scientific council that advises the government on COVID-19 policy, said on BFM television.