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(DF) Anti-COVID Measures Prove Productive, No Regions Left in Red Zone

December 24 (BTA) – The anti-epidemic measures in Bulgaria have yielded results, and currently there are no regions in the red zone, the National Coronavirus Task Force (NCTF) told Prime Minister Boyko Borissov at a working meeting on Thursday, as quoted by the government press service. The meeting was also attended by members of the National Vaccination Task Force (NVTF). The Prime Minister summed up: “The measures have accomplished what we have been aiming at: a reduction of the number of new cases and deaths. Recoveries are also increasing.” According to Health Minister Kostadin Angelov, the morbidity rate has been declining steadily. NVTF leader Krassimir Gigov said the expected COVID-19 vaccination process has been prepared in terms of documentation and logistics. NCTF leader and Military Medical Academy chief Ventsislav Moutafchiiski and Sofia’s Pirogov Emergency Hospital Director Asen Baltov said their respective institutions are ready to join the vaccination process. At a briefing in the Council of Ministers building later on Thursday, Chief State Health Inspector Angel Kounchev said that each patient who is getting immunized will be given two doses of the vaccine and will receive a certificate after the second dose. The certificate could be used when travelling or for other purposes. Tests are being devised to determine the effect of the vaccination, the characteristics of the vaccinated person’s immunity and how long the immunity can last, Kounchev said. Minister Angelov also reported decreasing COVID bed occupancy in hospitals. RY/VE //