Bulgaria limits classes, events to curb latest virus surge

Health authorities have stepped up anti-infection measures in Bulgaria’s capital and other major cities in response to a surge in coronavirus cases

Schools are limiting in-person classes, requiring students in all grades except first through fourth to switch to distance learning.

Bulgaria, which has the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate in the European Union and a population of 6.5 million, reported on Friday 8,932 new virus cases and 87 deaths.

The country's test positivity rate for the virus increased to about 24%.

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