Kiril Petkov: 60% vaccinated with 2 doses and we remove the green certificate (Video)

“We will abolish the green certificate as soon as we meet two criteria. The first is 60% vaccination with two doses. The second is if all intensive care beds in the country fall to 5% occupancy by COVID patients. If the incidence rises, the certificate will rise again. This is a proposal that will be discussed in the coming days. “

This was stated by the Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, who gave a briefing at the Council of Ministers together with the Minister of Health Prof. Asena Serbezova and the Chief State Health Inspector Assoc. Prof. Angel Kunchev.

“There is a much higher level of vaccination in EU Member States – although ours is increasing, it is far from reaching the European average. In many of these countries some of the measures are being eased – this is at a much higher level of vaccination. “, stressed Prof. Asena Serbezova.

The Prime Minister Kiril Petkov at the briefing in the Council of Ministers.

The Prime Minister Kiril Petkov at the briefing in the Council of Ministers.

“For travel abroad, we will comply with European measures,” added the chief state health inspector.

Petkov also showed an optimized government plan for anti-epidemic measures, which divides the country into five regions for which separate measures should be taken. So far there have been six.

“The five regions cover the five medical universities in the country,” explained Chief State Health Inspector Assoc. Prof. Angel Kunchev.

“It is envisaged that in areas with a small number of intensive beds they will be able to transfer intensive cases to other areas. This way we will not close entire areas. The good news is that the new version of COVID does not lead to high occupancy of intensive beds,” Petkov said. .

“There is some not so good news. Region 1, which includes Sofia, Sofia region and Blagoevgrad, is expected to enter Stage 3 in five days, which will start with restrictive measures. Region 5 Yambol region is entering stage 3, which also means soft , but restrictive measures in five days, “the prime minister said.

“We will give each region at least five days’ notice before the measures take effect,” he added.

On the government’s website, everyone will now be able to see what is happening with the regions and what the restrictive measures are.

“Everything will be visible on coronavirus.bg. Regarding what the Prime Minister mentioned, in the EU member states you know that there are much higher levels of vaccination. This is what we want to achieve. There is a connection between vaccination and intensive care beds. You know, in 90% of the cases these beds are occupied by the unvaccinated ones “, commented Prof. Serbezova.

“If COVID changes and becomes a normal respiratory infection, no measures will be needed, but with vaccination we will be able to regain our normal and free life,” explained Assoc. Prof. Angel Kunchev.

Assoc. Prof. Kunchev clarified that based on the experience of the previous three waves, this one is very dynamic, it will cover more people, but things are happening faster.

According to him, in some areas in some places have already reached a peak. In some regions there is a slight decrease in intensive beds, which means that within two to three weeks this wave will cover the whole country and will begin a gradual normalization. Assoc. Prof. Kunchev expects by the end of February that we will enter the normalization phase.

“Currently, school age is the first in terms of morbidity,” Kunchev confirmed. “There are no very serious diseases in children so far, but we are still at the beginning of the wave,” he added.

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