Bulgarian PM Is Positive For COVID Amid Rise Of Cases In Balkan Country

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Illustrative. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has tested positive for the new coronavirus as the number of infected with COVID-19 in the Balkan country has been on a steady rise in the two weeks.

Borissov made the disclosure in a Facebook message on Sunday.

“After two PCR tests, today I am positive for COVID-19,” Borissov wrote.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sent his best wishes to Borissov on Sunday evening for a speedy recovery from the virus.

Borissov said that he has 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.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem & AP)