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COVID-19 pandemic to peak in Bulgaria by end-April - PM

COVID-19 pandemic to peak in Bulgaria by end-April - PM Photo: Bulgarian government press office / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), April 3 (SeeNews) - In Bulgaria the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis will peak by the end of April, as the number of registered cases is expected to increase sharply in the next two or three weeks, prime minister Boyko Borissov said on Friday. 

The restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the infectious disease should not be eased despite rising public tension, Borissov said in a video file posted on his Facebook profile. 

However, if the number of new COVID-19 cases drops in three consecutive days, the coronavirus-related restrictions will be relaxed, the prime minister also said. 

Earlier this week,  Bulgaria's government said it will propose to parliament a one-month extension of the state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic, to May 13.

Bulgaria declared a one-month state of emergency on March 13, five days after the first COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the country.

By Friday, there were 477 cases of the disease in Bulgaria, 12 deaths and 30 recoveries.