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Bulgarian Prime Minister Tests Positive For COVID-19

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on October 16.

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has tested positive for the coronavirus as the number of those infected with COVID-19 in the EU member country has been on a steady rise over the past two weeks.

Borisov made the disclosure in a Facebook message on October 25.

"After two PCR tests, today I am positive for COVID-19," Borisov wrote.

He said that he had a "general indisposition" and, following the recommendations of doctors, will remain at home for treatment.

The Balkan nation of 7 million people has recorded 37,562 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,084 deaths.

As of October 21, the government again made wearing masks indoors mandatory. Some municipalities, including the capital, Sofia, have closed nightclubs.

With reporting by AP
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