Brace yourself for Bulgaria's darkest COVID day to date. This is becoming the biggest issue in the pre-election campaign of all the parties and all presidential hopefuls. Measures are bound to be tightened further in the run-up to the November elections and so voters will likely be fired up and angry.
243 new victims of the virus
This is an absolute 24 hour-record for Bulgaria over the past 18 months. The new cases are also record-high - 5863. Two things to bear in mind: Tuesday is the day on which delayed weekend data is gathered - so that adds a little noise and the green certificates are in, so a lot of new testing is happening. Yet even with those caveats, Bulgaria has 30% more COVID deaths and 40% more new cases since last Tuesday.
Vera Su tanker has finally been freed
The stranded Turkish ship, which landed on the rocks near Kavarna more than a month ago, has finally been towed towards Varna port. This happened after all the cargo was unloaded on another ship and Vera Su changed position. Three towing ships were involved in the operation, so the tanker reached the port before it sinks.
Dutch-based Azerion buys Bulgarian PubGalaxy
The tech deal has been announced by the Bulgarian side, without disclosing the amount. PubGalaxy offers websites the opportunity to run and optimize their marketing and ad revenues. Until now, Persian Karakostov and Ivaylo Ivanov were co-owners of the company.