SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria plans to close schools, restaurants and shops and ban all sports events, private celebrations and excursions as it struggles to contain a coronavirus case surge.
FILE PHOTO: A man, wearing protective face mask rides on a train, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sofia, Bulgaria, October 27, 2020.
New coronavirus cases have doubled in the past week to 23,569, Bulgarian health ministry data showed, bringing the total number to 121,820 in the country of 7 million.
Hospitals are strained, with many short-staffed due to rising infections among medics, while ambulances have been searching for coronavirus beds in major cities.
“No matter how prepared, no (health) system can withstand such a pressure,” Angelov told reporters.
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