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Germany Also Will Apply 3rd Dose Anti-covid Booster from September

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Germany will offer mass vaccination against the coronavirus to children over 12  and  in September will open the shift for the third dose or "booster jab" to the most vulnerable groups.

 According to German authorities "the vaccine is less risky than many claim. It is also an offer and not an obligation” 

The figures show it is necessary to promote vaccination among young people, since there is a particularly high incidence among them, concluded German officials.

In Germany, 52.3% of the population has received the complete schedule of the coronavirus vaccine and 61.7% at least one dose. Among adolescents, however, only 20% are vaccinated.

On the other hand the number of people now receiving the first dose has dropped to levels from last February in Germany.

This stagnation or lack of interest in the population not yet immunized worries the country’s health authorities and experts, who warn of the danger of another wave.

The agreement of the political establishment is produced without there being an express recommendation from the Permanent Vaccination Commission  to vaccinate those under 18 years of age, considering that the risk of seriously COVID-19 disease at that age is low.

According to the plan agreed between the Minister of Health and his colleagues in the regions, vaccination of minors will be offered both in vaccination centers and by general practitioners, always with the corresponding advice to parents by the staff. sanitary.

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Caretaker Justice Minister Stoilov Will Appeal SJC's Refusal to Dismiss Prosecutor General Geshev

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The caretaker Minister of Justice, Prof. Yanaki Stoilov, will appeal to the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) against the Supreme Judicial Council's (SJC) refusal to consider the merits of his request for the early release of the Prosecutor General.

He announced this in an interview with BNR.

At the same time, he will propose to the Council of Ministers to take a decision requesting a ruling from the Constitutional Court (CC) on whether a minister is entitled to request the removal of the Prosecutor General and the chairmen of the Supreme Administrative Court and Supreme  Court of Cassation.

The reason for this is the decision of the plenum of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) of July 22, by which the council refused by 12 to 8 votes to consider the request of the Minister for early removal of the Prosecutor General on the grounds that it is inadmissible.

One of the arguments against considering the issue was that the minister was not allowed to make such a request by the law and the Constitution.

Stoilov is of the opinion that the Judiciary Act gives the Minister of Justice the right to appeal the refusal of the SJC, which does not allow for consideration on the merits of his proposal for early release of the Prosecutor General.

According to Yanaki Stoilov, there are probably different opinions among some legal and political circles on this issue, and the Constitutional Court has not ruled on this matter.

That is why it is necessary to consider the topic and to give an unambiguous answer to the question of the possibility of the Minister of Justice to make such a request and to consider it so as to reach a ruling on the merits.

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LIVE: Candidates for Ministers of 'There is Such a People'

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The leadership of the parliamentary group "There is such a people" and candidate for PM Plamen Nikolov presented the nominations for ministers to "Stand up BG! We are coming!".

At the moment the largest parliamentary party refuses to disclose the names, arguing that it will present them to its political partners first.

According to unofficial and unconfirmed information, many of the candidates for ministers are currently MPs from "There is such a people". The known proposals are:

Minister of Interior - Petar Iliev,
Minister of Justice - Momchil Ivanov (MP),
Minister of Health - Sylvia Kirilova (MP),
Minister of Finance - Plamen Danailov (MP),
Minister of Regional Development - Georgi Georgiev,
Minister of Transport - Grozdan Karadzhov,

Minister of Foreign Affairs - Radi Naidenov,
Minister of Education - Velislava Petrova,
Minister of Labor and Social Policy - Teodora Peneva,
Minister of Defense - Teodora Ganchovska,
Minister of Economy - Desislava Dimitrova,
Minister of Energy - Alexander Nikolov,
Minister of Ecology - Silvia Bakardzhieva,
Minister of Tourism - Ivaylo Kozhuharov,
Minister of Culture - Georgi Sultanov,
Minister of Sports - Radostin Vassilev

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Tangible Pay Cuts for MPs To Be Discussed in Parliament

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The ad hoc committee that drafts the Rules of Procedure of the new parliament will discuss a tangible pay cuts for MPs. Some of the proposals provide for the resumption of blitz control of the executive in the plenary. Reducing the monthly salaries of MPs from three salaries to one average gross salary in budget sector, or BGN 1570, is the proposal of "Rise up BG! We're Coming."

Another part of their proposals provides f depriving the MPs of if their transport privileges of MPs and permission for medical doctors to practise even if they are elected as MPs.

Some of the new of the new proposals include the 2/3 bonus on salaries to be transferred only via bank.

The draft rules provide for the The draft new rules of procedure provide for MPs who have left their parliamentary group to retain their place on standing committees and for the relevant parliamentary group to supplement their quota in committees. This will allow the composition of the committees to expand. Some of the proposals for change in the rules of procedure say committees should not have a falling quorum and be personally voted on by members without delegating rights to other representatives from a certain parliamentary group

The time for comments on the procedure "the manner of handling the session” is reduced from 2 to 1 minute on a proposal from the President of the National Assembly Iva Miteva on the grounds that this procedure is often abused. The draft new rules procedure provide for MPs who have left their parliamentary groups to retain their place on standing committees and for the relevant parliamentary group to supplement their quota in relevant committees. This will allow the lineup of the committees to be expanded.

 

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Caretaker Education Minister Yet to Decide How New School Year Will Start - Remotely or in Person

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At the end of August, it will be clear how the new school year will start - remotely or in person, the caretaker Minister of Education Prof. Nikolay Denkov told BNR. Every effort has been made to inform those employed in the education sector to get vaccinated, but people's concerns continue to delay the process. Denkov pointed out that he prefers positive incentives to mandatory immunization.

There is still a shortage of 44,000 tablets and laptops in the education system. Most of these shortages are in risk groups and in schools with students at risk of dropping out. About 34,000 students do not have regular internet access, Denkov said, adding that there is money to buy the missing electronic devices./ BNR   
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Vaccination Consultant: Have a Jab before It Is Too Late

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The last Covid-free month has elapsed. 393 new cases of infection were registered this morning. There are 20 days before the number of new infections rises considerably. It is highly recommendable that people get vaccinated within these 20 days, advised Prof. Todor Kantardzhiev, consultant on vaccination process with Sofia city council .

Kantardzhiev urged people to get vaccinated, because in the autumn, when Covid-19 in cadence rate will be high, vaccination will be risky.

"Because when a lot of people croed at one place to get vaccinated, a lot of them cmay get infected," he said.

"It's very important to be vaccinated, if we're vaccinated, we woon‘t be afraid of what's ahead of us," he added.

About half of the vaccines that were placed in the country yesterday were placed in Sofia municipality. Vaccination surgeries have been opened at five malls in recent months. Vaccination sites have been opened at five malls in recent months. There are also vacination sites in two communitycenters in Sofia - in Mladost and Hristo Botev residential districts . The most important thing is to incentivise  people from large work teams to have a jab - such as those in food chains employees, public transport workers, etc.

Our country has signed a contract for the coming years, if there is a change in the virus, to have modern and saving vaccines. For now, there are vaccines, but if many people suddenly decide to get vaccinated and the epidemic situation is risky, it is not good - it risks people's health, Prof . Kantardzhiev.

 

Ncessary arrangements will be made for regular upstream supply of vaccines to all vaccination sites, he added. Our country has signed a contract for the coming years, if there is a mutation in the virus, twe will have modern and lifesaving vaccines. For now, there are vaccines, but if many people suddenly decide to get inoculated and the epidemic situation is risky, it is not good - it poses risks people's health, Prof. Kantardzhiev warned.

Currently circulating strains do not require new vaccines, he said, because genetic lines are covered by the existing vaccines. But in case of a new mutation, we have a contract with Pfizer for 2022-2023 for a modified vaccine against the new hitherto unknown variants.

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Eleven Million to Be Tested for Covid-19 in Wuhan to Curb New Disease Outbreak

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Chinese officials have ordered all 11 million residents of Wuhan to be tested for Covid-19, after new cases emerged in the city for the first time in more than a year.

On Tuesday the national health commission reported eight cases in Wuhan, the city where Covid-19 was first detected in late 2019, before spreading around the world.

The cases – three of which were symptomatic and five asymptomatic – were among 84 new cases reported across China in the 24 hours to Monday evening. On Tuesday, Wuhan health official Li Tao said they were “swiftly launching comprehensive nucleic acid testing” of all 11 million residents.

China has confined the residents of entire cities to their homes, cut domestic transport links and rolled out mass testing in recent days as it battles its largest coronavirus outbreak in months.

China reported 61 domestic cases on Tuesday as an outbreak of the fast-spreading Delta variant reached dozens of cities after infections among airport cleaners in Nanjing sparked a chain of cases that have been reported across the country.

Major cities including Beijing have now tested millions of residents while cordoning off residential compounds and placing close contacts under quarantine.

The eastern city of Yangzhou, near Nanjing, was the latest local government to order residents to stay home after large-scale testing detected 40 new infections over the past day.

The more than 1.3 million residents of Yangzhou's urban core are now confined to their homes, with each household allowed to send only one person outside per day to shop for necessities, the city government said Tuesday.

The announcement comes after the tourist destination of Zhangjiajie in central China's Hunan province as well as nearby Zhuzhou city issued similar orders in recent days to more than two million people combined.

The outbreak spread to Hunan from Nanjing last month after people infected at the Nanjing airport cluster attended theatre performances in Zhangjiajie.

Officials have since been desperately tracking down thousands of fellow theatregoers and urging tourists not to travel to areas where cases have been found.

Meanwhile, Beijing has blocked tourists from entering the capital during the peak summer holiday travel season and asked residents not to leave unless necessary, with top officials vowing over the weekend to "spare no expense" in defending the city.

China had previously boasted of its success in bringing domestic cases down to virtually zero after the coronavirus first emerged in Wuhan, allowing the economy to rebound.

But the latest outbreak is threatening that success with more than 400 domestic cases reported since mid-July.msn/asia.com

 

   
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Weather in Bulgaria: Sunny and Hot on Tuesday

6 ore 28 min fa

It will be sunny during the day. In the afternoon, in some places, mainly in the mountainous areas, cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds will develop. There will be short-term, locally intense precipitation and thunderstorms. It will continue to blow to moderate west-northwest, in Eastern Bulgaria north wind and with it in the northern half of the country the daily temperatures will decrease, but it will remain hot. In the evening the wind will weaken and will be oriented from the northeast. The maximum temperatures will be from 34 ° -36 ° in the northwestern regions to 40 ° in places in Southern Bulgaria, according to the NIMH forecast.

It will be sunny over the mountains before noon. In the afternoon there will be cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds and in some places there will be short-term rain. Locally, temporary intense rainfall and thunderstorms are possible. A moderate northwest wind will blow, in the high and open parts - a strong westerly wind. Maximum temperature at an altitude of 1200 meters around 29 °, at 2000 meters - around 21 °.

It will be sunny over the Black Sea coast. In the afternoon there will be temporary increases in cloudiness, but only in some places it will rain for a short time. Maximum air temperatures will be between 30 ° and 35 °. The temperature of the sea water is 24 ° -27 °. The sea wave will be 1-2 points.

The sun rises in Sofia at 6 hours and 20 minutes and sets at 8 pm and 45 minutes. The length of the day is 14 hours and 25 minutes. The moon in Sofia rises at 01 hours and 36 minutes and sets at 5 pm and 01 min Phase: three days after the last quarter.

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GERB Party will not Support a Cabinet Proposed by There is such a people party

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GERB party will not support a cabinet proposed by the "There is such a people" party (ITN). This was announced by the leader of GERB Boyko Borissov in a live broadcast from the village of Gubesh near Sofia on his Facebook account. He accused President Rumen Radev for being the reason for the lack of dialogue between the parties. "We will come in from GERB and we will vote against. We will not support or participate in any government," Borissov said.   In the consultations for forming a cabinet, which were held by ITN with the parliamentary parties, GERB was not included./BNR
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Bulgarian National Radio: Andon Baltakov Resignes as Director General

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Andon Baltakov has resigned as Director General of the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR), I am stepping down from the post for deeply personal reasons and ask for restraint when the decision is analysed and commented. He announced this in a letter to the staff of the radio, BNR said on August 2.

"It was a privilege and an incredible opportunity for me to manage the BNR at such a turning point in the organization's history," he says.

Together we have achieved a lot in terms of programming, administration and finances. I have outlined the main achievements in the reports of the Bulgarian National Radio to the Council for Electronic Media (CEM), and the latter will be submitted to the regulator on Thursday.

I believe that the Electronic Media Council will select a leader who is not bound by political or economic interests and who will continue to work on the transformation of the organization.

“I wish each of you every success and prosperity," added the director.

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COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 393 New Cases

6 ore 56 min fa

In Bulgaria, 393 new cases of coronavirus infection were registered in the last 24 hours with 23,371 tests performed. This is clear from the data published in the Unified Information Portal.

The total number of those infected with the virus in Bulgaria reached 425,541. The total number of cured people is 398,617. The total number of deaths is 18,222.

In the past 24 hours, 63 people have recovered and 7 have died.

The number of people with a completed vaccination cycle is 1,006,173.

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