Flu epidemics declared, closing schools in Varna, Rousse and four other Bulgarian districts

Schools have been closed in Bulgaria’s largest Black Sea city Varna, Rousse on the Danube, and in four other districts in Bulgaria on January 30 after flu epidemics were declared.

Health authorities said that the flu epidemic was at its peak. Earlier, schools in capital city Sofia were closed with effect from January 29 to February 4, meaning that with the scheduled school holidays, pupils will return to classes only on February 7.

The other districts with newly-declared flu epidemics are Vratsa, Montana, Kyustendil and Sliven.

In the Haskovo district, schools are closed because of flu epidemics in the municipalities of Haskovo, Lyubimets, Simeonovgrad, Harmanli and Stambolovo. Schools in Dimitrovgrad municipality are closed until February 2.

A flu epidemic also was earlier declared in Bourgas on the Black Sea. Schools were closed until January 29, while preventative measures such as restrictions on routine medical treatments remain in force.

(Photo: Iwan Beijes)






The Sofia Globe staff

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