Bulgarian president in quarantine after aide tests positive for COVID-19

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Bulgaria’s president Rumen Radev is self-isolating after his chief of staff tested positive for the coronavirus, the presidency said on Thursday. NATO countries' heads of states and governments gather in London for a two-day meeting. style=”font-size:40px; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 800; padding:7px;”>Bulgarian president in quarantine after aide tests positive for COVID-19

By Elena Pavlovska
Journalist

epa08043224 Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev arrives at the NATO Summit in London, Britain, 04 December 2019. Central Bank Governor Dimitar Radev is also in quarantine after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Bulgaria is currently struggling to contain a rise in coronavirus infections. NATO countries’ heads of states and governments gather in London for a two-day meeting. Radev and employees who had been in contact with Stoyanov are to carry out their duties remotely while under quarantine, the presidency said. EPA-EFE/NEIL HALL

Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev arrives at the NATO Summit in London, Britain, 04 December 2019. Radev’s office said that secretary-general Dimitar Stoyanov was diagnosed with COVID-19. The country has so far reported more than 45,000 infections and  nearly 1,200 deaths from the disease. It added that Stoyanov had been on leave since Monday, and his last contact with staff at the presidential administration occurred three days earlier. On Sunday, prime minister Boyko Borissov said he has tested positive for the coronavirus. As of Thursday, the government closed universities, high schools, and nightclubs for two weeks, as authorities reported a new daily record of 2,760 infections.