October 5, 2022


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Faced with the hospital upsurge, patients will be sent abroad

The Bulgaria Faces a
The fourth wave of the corona virus It sinks its hospital system. Health Minister Stoyso Katzarov warned on Channel Nova TV that “the biggest problems” would occur if the pollution curve was not reduced within 10 to 15 days. Although health passes have been installed in places such as restaurants and shopping centers, experts estimate that in this country of 6, 9 million people, pollution can reach 5,000 to 9,000 a day in two weeks.

“Our capacity in terms of manpower and ventilators is almost exhausted and we will have to seek help abroad,” he warned. Sure, Bulgaria is considering “transferring patients to other countries”. “Discussions are ongoing with the EU if we want to come to this,” Stoyso Katsarov said. The minister added that a new prison had not been excluded.

Romania on the verge of following in the footsteps of Bulgaria

Bulgaria and Romania It has the lowest vaccination rate in the EU, which has been thwarted by the spread of conspiracy theories and public distrust of the authorities. Only 24% of Bulgarians and 33% of Romanians have completed the full vaccination course.

Romania, with a population of 19 million, recorded 1.5 million cases and 15,000 new infections were identified on Saturday. The government is strengthening measures to combat the epidemic by enforcing masks across the country from Monday and banning events such as weddings for 30 days. At the same time, sports halls, shopping centers and restaurants need a health pass and people who have not been vaccinated must respect the curfew order at 10pm.

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Delayed acceleration of vaccination

Several measures, which may be in the form of acceleration of the vaccine, have recently been observed in both countries. The Romanian government announced on Friday that 130,000 people had visited the vaccination center in the past 24 hours, of which 86,000 had received the first injection.

Bulgarian vaccine centers have reported an increase in attendance since the implementation of the health pass announced on Thursday, with three times more people receiving injections on Friday compared to the previous week.