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Bulgaria’s COVID-19 Infections Have Been on the Rise in the Last Days

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bulgaria’s coronavirus infections have been on the rise in the last few days, prompting the government to impose a two-week extension of the epidemic emergency until the end of June.

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said Wednesday that no new restrictions were planned but urged people to keep social distancing and to wear face masks while in indoor public spaces like shops and public transport.

As of June 1, the Balkan country dropped a mandatory two-week quarantine for people arriving from most European countries and reopened restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Theatres and opera houses also have been opened for public, as well as kindergartens.

Bulgaria has recorded 2,889 confirmed cases and 167 deaths.

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