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Bulgarian PM self-isolates after close COVID contact during security meeting

Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov has gone into precautionary self-isolation after being in contact with the parliament speaker who tested positive for coronavirus, a government press official said on Tuesday.

“The prime minister will be under quarantine as are the rules,” the official said.

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The government is yet to decide on a deputy prime minister who will be taking over his duties.

Petkov, President Rumen Radev, key ministers and leading politicians as well as the parliament speaker attended a long sitting of the country’s consultative National Security Council on Monday.

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