Flu epidemic declared in Bulgarian capital city Sofia

A flu epidemic has been declared in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia, and schools will be closed from January 29 until the end of the school week on February 2.

This will mean an extended time off school for pupils in the city, because a school holiday was scheduled from February 2 to 6.

The Ministry of Health said that in Sofia, the declaration of the flu epidemic would mean suspension of routine medical consultations for women and children, vaccinations and visits to hospitals.

Elsewhere in Bulgaria, schools are closed from January 29 to 31 in the municipalities of Haskovo, Lyubimets, Simeonovgrad, Harmanli and Stambolovo.

A flu epidemic earlier was declared in the municipality of Gabrovo.

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

The city of Rousse on Bulgaria’s northern border, the Danube River, was reported to be on the verge of a flu epidemic.

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.



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