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Covid-19: Bulgarian capital suspends hospital admissions and visits

The Bulgarian capital Sofia is halting planned admissions, operations and visits to hospitals from midnight January 12 as a stepped-up measure to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the regional health inspectorate said.

Exceptions will be made for activities related to organ, tissue and cell transplantation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with oncological and oncohematological diseases, assisted reproduction activities and childbirth, regardless of the mode of delivery. childbirth, rehabilitation activities, long-term treatment and psychiatric care. , said the inspection.

According to Bulgaria’s Unified Information Portal, as of January 10, the Covid-19 morbidity rate in the city of Sofia was 1,099.58 per 100,000 population on a 14-day basis.

The city of Sofia was classified as a dark red Covid-19 zone on January 1 after crossing the threshold of 500 or more per 100,000 population on a 14-day basis. A week ago, on January 3, the Covid-19 morbidity rate in Sofia was 530.34 per 100,000.

The national Covid-19 morbidity rate in Bulgaria is currently 660.69. On January 3, it was 357.79 per 100,000 inhabitants.

In other news from Covid-19 in Bulgaria on January 10, a 48-year-old man employed in a laboratory in the seaside resort of Pamporovo was arrested after receiving a bribe of 300 leva (around 150 euros) to issue a fake green certificate for antibodies against the coronavirus, prosecutors said.

Police acted after receiving a report from a journalist, prosecutor Nedko Simov said.

The employee had previously issued two false certificates, entering the data into the national information system.

If found guilty, he faces a prison sentence of five to eight years, with a fine of up to 10,000 leva.

Residents of Plovdiv who have fake vaccination certificates tried to get the vaccine for real, according to a report from Bulgarian National Television..

Dr Ekaterina Petkova, of the city’s university hospital, said there had been cases of patients with false vaccination certificates who had died, including young people.

Those with fake certificates whose data has been entered into the system find it difficult to actually get the vaccine, as this data shows that they have already been vaccinated.

(Photo: Iwan Beijing)

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