Flu epidemics declared in Sofia region, Bourgas, other parts of Bulgaria

A flu epidemic has been declared in Bulgaria’s Sofia region – though not in the capital city itself – and in the Bourgas region, the Ministry of Health said on January 24.

In the Sofia region, which does not include Sofia City itself, schools will be closed from January 25 to 29 inclusive.

The Health Ministry said that it had recommended to the regional educational administration in Bourgas that schools in the region be closed on the same days.

During the period of the epidemic, routine medical consultations for women and children and prophylactic immunizations are suspended.

As of January 24, flu epidemics were declared in Vidin and Stara Zagora, and in the Bobov Dol district.

Schools in Stara Zagora and Bobov Dol, as well as two in Dupnitsa, one in the village of Nevestino and a school in the village of Rajdavitsa in Kyustendil municipality are closed until January 26.

However, the Health Ministry said that the situation currently did not call for schools in Vidin to be closed. In that northern Bulgarian city, routine medical consultations for women and children are suspended, and planned surgical operations have been suspended.

Schools in the Pazardzhik region resumed on January 24 after an earlier declaration of a flu epidemic.



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