Covid-19: Bulgaria’s capital stops hospital admissions and visits

Bulgaria‘s capital Sofia will suspend scheduled admissions, operations and visits to hospitals at midnight on January 12 to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the regional health inspection said.

Activities related to the transplantation of organs, tissues and cells, diagnosis and treatment of patients with oncological and oncohematological diseases, activities of assisted reproduction and births, regardless of the type of delivery, rehabilitation measures, long-term treatment and psychiatric care, said the supervisory authority .

According to Bulgaria’s unified information portal, the Covid-19 morbidity rate in the city of Sofia on January 10th is 1,099.58 out of 100,000 inhabitants on a 14-day basis.

The city of Sofia was classified as a dark red Covid-19 zone on January 1 after exceeding the threshold of 500 or more in 100,000 residents within 14 days. A week ago, on January 3rd, the Covid-19 morbidity rate in Sofia was 530.34 out of 100,000.

Bulgaria’s national Covid-19 morbidity rate is currently 660.69. On January 3, it was 357.79 per 100,000 people.

In other Covid-19 news in Bulgaria on January 10th, A 48-year-old man who was employed in a laboratory in the mountain resort of Pamporovo was arrested when he received a bribe of 300 leva (approx.

The police acted on a report by a journalist, said prosecutor Nedko Simov.

The employee had previously issued two forged certificates and entered the data into the national information system.

If found guilty, he faces five to eight years imprisonment and a fine of up to 10,000 leva.

According to a report on Bulgarian National Television, people in Plovdiv tried to get the vaccination with forged vaccination certificates.

Dr. Ekaterina Petkova of the city’s university hospital said there have been cases of deceased patients with forged vaccination cards, including young people.

Those with fake certificates, whose data has been entered into the system, have difficulty actually getting the vaccine as this data shows that they have already been vaccinated.

(Photo: Iwan Beijes)

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