Bulgarian leader tests positive for coronavirus

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

Borissov makes the disclosure in a Facebook message.

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

He says that he has a “general indisposition” and, following the recommendations of doctors, will remain at home for treatment.

In this file photo taken on April 24, 2018, Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boiko Borisov addresses a press conference in Bucharest (Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP)

The Balkan nation of 7 million people has recorded 37,562 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,084 deaths.

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