Flu epidemic declared in Sofia, several other places in Bulgaria, closing schools

An influenza epidemic has been declared in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia with effect from January 27, closing schools until February 5 inclusive, the Ministry of Health and the city regional health inspectorate announced.

As of January 24, a flu epidemic has been declared in the districts of Bourgas, Kurdzhali and Veliko Turnovo. Schools in Bourgas will be closed from January 27 to 31.

The regional health inspectorate in Blagoevgrad declared a flu epidemic in the municipalities of Blagoevgrad, Gotse Delchev, Satovcha, Garmen and Hadzhidimovo as of January 27.

The declaration of the flu epidemic means that routine visits to medical facilities are restricted and non-emergency consultations for women and children are not allowed.

(Photo: Lotus Head/freeimages.com)



The Sofia Globe staff

The Sofia Globe - the Sofia-based fully independent English-language news and features website, covering Bulgaria, the Balkans and the EU. Sign up to subscribe to sofiaglobe.com's daily bulletin through the form on our homepage. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32709292