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Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov tests positive for coronavirus

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, he wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday.

Sofia, 25 October 2020 (dpa/MIA) – Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, he wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday.

He had previously tested negative twice for the virus, he said.

Borisov had just left quarantine a day earlier, after a deputy minister caught the virus.

Borisov said he had postponed all his meetings and appearances in public on Friday for the days ahead.

He said he did not feel well and wanted to stay at home to recover for the time being.

Case numbers are rising rapidly in Bulgaria, where 18,246 people are currently infected.

The country has reported 37,562 cases in total since the outbreak began, and a death toll of 1,084.

As of Sunday, all bars and nightclubs are to be closed in the capital, Sofia, until November 8, as social distancing could not be maintained.

The city’s mayor, Yordanka Fandakova, called on employers to permit staff to work from home as far as possible.

The government is doing all it can to avoid a second nationwide lockdown.

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