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As number of Covid cases worsens, Bulgarian capital steps up checks on anti-epidemic measures


The mayor of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Yordanka Fandukova, said on January 4 that the municipality was stepping up checks on compliance with anti-epidemic measures, given the increase in Covid-19 infections.

On January 1, Sofia was reclassified from a Covid-19 red zone to a dark red zone, after its disease rate exceeded 500 per 100,000 population on a 14-day basis. As of January 4, according to the Unified Information Portal, Sofia’s Covid-19 morbidity rate was 538.82 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Fandukova said the Sofia operational headquarters against Covid-19 will meet on January 4 to discuss the issue of the spread of the infection.

She said municipal hospitals were increasingly ready to receive patients and expressed hope that schools and kindergartens in Sofia would not be closed.

On January 4, it was announced that the Sofia Regional Health Inspectorate was calling for volunteers to help implement anti-epidemic and control measures in the Bulgarian capital.

The volunteers will participate, among other tasks, in collecting data on infected persons and contacts, as well as entering the data in the register which is part of the national information system.

Anyone wishing to assist in the process of implementing anti-epidemic measures and control in Sofia can contact SRZI at [email protected]

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