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The Bulgarian governments' response to Covid-19

Bulgaria emerged from the first wave relatively unscarred, but infections, hospitalisations and deaths sharply increased in the autumn of 2020. This research analyses how the Bulgarian government responded to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dimiter Toshkov
31 January 2023
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After a comprehensive lockdown was installed in November 2020, the restrictions in Bulgaria were gradually lifted in February 2021. In late March they had to be re-introduced, in the midst of growing public discontent and accusations of governance chaos. Meanwhile, the country was engulfed in a political crisis. The real disaster, however, came with the vaccination campaign which progressed very slowly mainly because of a vaccine-sceptical population.

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