Bulgaria’s Shoumen district steps up anti-epidemic measures

Bulgaria’s district of Shoumen is stepping up its anti-epidemic measures as of February 9 because the increased Covid-19 morbidity rate in the district.

From February 9, restaurants in Shoumen may use no more than 50 per cent of their capacity.

Pupils in the fifth to 12th grades will rotate between in-person and distance learning.

A total of 219 pupils in the district are in quarantine and two classes are quarantined.

Radio Shoumen reported the head of a primary school in Shoumen as saying that while there were not that many pupils who were ill, the problem was the number of teachers who had Covid-19.

At the largest school in Shoumen, Sava Dobroplodni, 10 teachers were in quarantine and the school was having difficulty finding substitutes, the report said.

(Photo: flick.com/Sludge G)

For the rest of The Sofia Globe’s continuing coverage of the Covid-19 situation in Bulgaria, please click here.

The Sofia Globe’s coverage of the Covid-19 situation in Bulgaria is supported by the Embassies of Switzerland and Finland.

Please support independent journalism by clicking on the orange button below. For as little as three euro a month or the equivalent in other currencies, you can support The Sofia Globe via patreon.com and get access to exclusive subscriber-only content:

Become a Patron!

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