Bulgaria made a questionable decision on Thursday to relax restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic three days before parliamentary elections and when the death rate was high.
Health Minister Kostadin Angelov told reporters: “We are at the peak of the third wave, but the situation will be resolved in the next few weeks.”
Bars and restaurants that closed ten days ago are now served on the terrace. Stadiums, swimming pools, cinemas, theaters, circuses and museums can once again be operated at 30% capacity.
On Monday the day after the election, the nursery received the children, and the students returned to the bench a week later.
The minister added: “We need to find a balance between mental health and physical health.” He defended his defense in advance.
The staff of the emergency department immediately responded, calling it a “joking” and a “threatening to the patient’s life.”
Of the nearly 7 million hospitals in the country, more than 10,000 are receiving treatment, which is one of the countries with the highest mortality rate in the European Union.
In the capital Sofia, because there are no free beds in the ward, ambulances have to return patients who require intensive care to the hospital.
“When we closed, they accused us of not allowing people to participate in sports, and when we opened, they insulted us,” Ancher Kunchev, the chief inspector of public health, complained.
As for the parliamentary election, the Alpha Institute said on Thursday that 46% of voters who accepted the vote expressed “communist concerns”.
Socialists may not do well because their voters are older and therefore fewer people take the polls than usual.