This instrument is being funded retroactively for projects already under way to combat coronavirus and the effects of the crisis caused by the pandemic, “said Bulgarian MEP Andrei Novakov. “This means that if extra money has been paid to doctors through an operational program, for example, we will be able to get it back,” the MEP added. Novakov believes a compromise will be reached on the EU budget and the recovery fund, despite the veto imposed by Hungary and Poland. Both countries have blocked the next seven-year budget, arguing that they do not agree that the allocation of European money should depend on how a country respects the rule of law.

Bulgarian virologist Prof. Radka Arghirova said that the number of SARS-CoV-2 virus infections will decrease by the end of December. According to the specialist, the coronavirus has not become more deadly, and the third place in the EU in terms of mortality, on which Bulgaria is located, is explained by the fact that it is called late for medical assistance. “It’s about organizing in the health system and treating severe cases in a timely manner,” added Prof. Arghirova, referring to the death rate of about a hundred a day in Bulgaria.

The virologist cited scientific research that so far at least 12,000 mutations in the virus have been reported, including a strain that is more infectious and spreading rapidly in Europe, but the good news is that its gene has not been released. changed. This gives hope for the effectiveness of vaccines. The expert mentioned that during the cold season the coronavirus can stay in the air for up to three to four hours, at a distance of 6-8 meters, so it is important to clean the surfaces. Radka Arghirova confirmed that the virus can be transmitted from humans to pets.