Covid-19: Four members of Bulgarian Socialist Party leadership body test positive

Four of the 70 people tested on June 22 for new coronavirus at the Bulgarian Socialist Party Sofia council headquarters have proven positive.

The tests were carried out after national council member and former MP Yanaki Stoilov tested positive. He had attended a meeting earlier in June of the BSP’s national council, and of the Sofia leadership of the party.

Among those who have tested positive are BSP MP Nikolai Tsonkov and municipal councillor Nikolai Nikolov.

All four are in good general condition, showing no symptoms of the illness and are awaiting instructions from the Sofia regional health inspectorate.

On June 22, it emerged that Milka Hristova, the deputy chairperson of the Sofia city council and a longtime BSP councillor, had tested positive for Covid-19.

Bulgarian National Radio said on June 23 that about 200 law students, employees and lecturers at Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski had been tested for Covid-19 because they had been in contact with Stoilov, who lectures in theory of law at the university.

The results are expected, the report said. The premises of the law faculty have been disinfected.

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