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Bulgaria extends state of emergency to halt spread of coronavirus – Metro US

Bulgaria extends state of emergency to halt spread of coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Police check cars at one of the exits
FILE PHOTO: Police check cars at one of the exits of Sofia

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria’s parliament approved the extension of a state of emergency by a month on Friday to stop the spread of the coronavirus, as the number of confirmed cases rose to 485.

The Black Sea state’s parliament voted unanimously on March 13 to declare a state of emergency until April 13.

As of Friday, Bulgaria has confirmed 14 deaths from the illness.

(Reporting by Angel Krasimirov; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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