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Bulgaria imposes 10-day lockdown to tackle rising COVID-19 cases

Struggling with a surge in coronavirus infections, Bulgarian health officials announced a 10-day nationwide lockdown for schools, restaurants, theatres and shopping malls.

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The new restrictions will be the last test for the centre-right government of Boyko Borissov, who hopes to win a fourth term in the parliamentary elections on April 4.

The Balkan nation of 7 million has recorded 291,769 cases of the coronavirus and 11,715 confirmed deaths. 350,700 Bulgarians have been vaccinated with a first dose so far.

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