According to a report by the Bulgarian National News Agency on February 5, Todo Kantardzhiev, director of the Bulgarian National Center for Infectious Diseases and Parasitic Diseases
Said on the same day that if the existing pandemic prevention measures are not strictly adhered to, large crowds in shopping malls will continue to occur, and Laughing and boycotting the wearing of masks is expected to inevitably have a third wave of high incidence at the end of February.
Bulgaria’s health system will face new and serious challenges.
He urged people not to allow too many people to attend family gatherings, because according to foreign cases, large-scale family gatherings are hotbeds for the spread of the virus.
Kantakiev stressed that the emergence of COVID-19 mutant strains should prompt people to implement pandemic prevention measures more carefully.
He pointed out that the mutant virus poses a much greater threat than the original coronavirus.
For example, a person 1.5 meters from the source of COVID-19 infection will be infected within 15 minutes; but 1.5 meters from the source of transmission of the variant virus will be infected within 5 minutes.
In response to the invasion of mutant coronavirus found in the UK, he advised people to maintain social distancing of more than 2.5 meters.
Kantakiev said that the concentration of mutant virus in the patient’s throat was 10 to 100 times higher than the original virus.
Therefore, in order to resist the mutant virus, people who are used to wearing ordinary medical masks should now wear N95 masks instead.