Bulgaria’s Turgovishte, Pleven districts declare influenza epidemic

The regional health inspectorates in Bulgaria’s districts of Turgovishte and Pleven have declared influenza epidemics, closing schools from January 31 to February 7 inclusive. Pupils will return to school on February 10.

The regional health inspectorates announced the suspension of routine medical consultations for pregnant women and infants, as well as any preventive examinations and immunizations.

Visits to hospitals in the district are being suspended, the inspectorates said. At hospitals, disinfection should be stepped up and staff should wear surgical masks.

Bulgaria’s Education Ministry said on the morning of January 30 that a total of 1895 schools, in 19 out of 28 districts in the country, were closed. The statement was issued before the flu epidemic declarations in Turgovishte and Pleven, which bring the number of districts to 21.



The Sofia Globe staff

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