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MS decided: We buy 30,000 tests for COVID-19, we take respirators from China

The Department of Health (MZ) and OSANG Healthcare Co., Ltd will contract to supply 30,000 tests for COVID-19 worth $303,000. That's what the government decided at its emergency meeting today.
The decision states that Bulgaria will pay additional transport costs and related duties, taxes and fees.

The reason for the conclusion of the contract is that the rapid spread of the virus worldwide has repeatedly increased the demand for tests for the detection and diagnosis of COVID-19, with all countries, including Bulgaria, currently experiencing difficulties in securing the reagents.

The tests to be purchased are Real-time PCR and have a certificate of use in the European Union for the diagnosis of coronavirus.

The contract is not fixed final quantities and additional requests may be made for delivery of tests depending on the need.

The government also approved the transport of 1 176,770 disposable KN95 protective masks, 50 respiratory devices and 1 000 000 000 medical masks type KN95. With the same transport will be delivered the donations received so far from China to Bulgaria.

Under another decision, Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev should amend the issued emergency orders to ensure unhindered access of transport vehicles carrying seasonal agricultural workers to arable agricultural areas.

Vehicles should be disinfected from the settlements from which they depart and employers should provide personal protective equipment - gloves and masks. The purpose of the changes is to ensure the planting, cultivation and harvesting of agricultural produce under the declared pandemic of COVID 19.

The Council of Ministers also adopted amendments laying down detailed rules for granting grants under the programmes financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds for the period 2014 - 2020.

BLIC clarifies that immediately after the end of the extraordinary government meeting, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov went to a tailoring workshop in Haskovo, where he checked how the production of masks was going on.

There the Prime Minister also revealed how President Rumen Radev lied yesterday from the air of bTV.



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Administrator • 2020-04-21 03:30:18