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12th Aug 2020

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Bulgaria to scale up coronavirus testing effort

The Bulgarian health minister Kiril Ananiev said on Wednesday that the Balkan country will start large-scale testing for coronavirus, after tackling a shortage of testing kits, Reuters reported. "We will start massive testing of Bulgarians," Ananiev said during a visit to the ski resort of Bansko, where authorities are beginning to test residents. Bulgaria is one of the member states with the lowest cases of coronavirus registered.

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