MOSCOW, 28 APR — RIA Novosti. The Bulgarian authorities intend to begin the summer tourist season on 1 July, reports the Bulgarian national radio (BNR), with reference to the country’s tourism Minister Nicolino Angelcove.

the Ministry of tourism of Bulgaria is planning to start in mid-may, preparing for the late summer tourist season, which is expected to start on July 1, said the station.

the Share of tourism in GDP of Bulgaria is 12 percent, this sector employed 11 percent of the labor force. At the briefing Nikolina Angelkova said that that is why Bulgaria is extremely important as soon as possible to restore tourism sector. She also encouraged the workers in this sector to join efforts to ensure the provision of high quality tourist services.

According to the latest data, the country was 1387 cases of infection with coronavirus new type, 58 people died.

the Bulgarian Parliament on 13 March approved the government’s initiative on the introduction of a state of emergency for a period of one month in connection with the COVID-19, then the regime has been extended to may 13. On April 17, the entry and exit of Sofia was closed, 21 APR restrictions have been relaxed: to leave and arrive in the capital for work on personal vehicles by making a special Declaration.

the world health organization on 11 March announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, there have been recorded more than 2.8 million cases of infection, over 198 thousand people died.