Breaking News! Sofia Under Total Lockdown from Friday – Schools, Malls, Gyms, Restaurants, Kindergartens Shut Doors

Society » HEALTH | March 16, 2021, Tuesday // 12:33
Bulgaria: Breaking News! Sofia Under Total Lockdown from Friday – Schools, Malls, Gyms, Restaurants, Kindergartens Shut Doors

 

The malls, restaurants, schools, kindergartens, gyms and all cultural venues in Sofia and Sofia-region will be closed with 99 percent certainty, announced Head of the Regional Health Inspectorate - Sofia Dancho Penchev.

The measures will be proposed to Sofia task force headquarters after a meeting at the Ministry of Health. It is expected, that, if adopted, the new measures to take effect by the end of the week.

Dr. Penchev announced that in the large hospitals in Sofia the beds are almost exhausted, as the pressure is mostly on the intensive care units.

"The situation in Sofia is very alarming", warned the head of the RHI -Sofia.

According to him, currently about 75% of the beds in the hospitals in Sofia are occupied.

Dancho Penchev added that the measures will not be implemented overnight, there will be a clearance interval. He said these measures, or some of them, would most likely be introduced on Friday, which is due to be clarified after a second meeting with the Health Ministry.

Dr. Bliznakov from the St. Anna University Hospital said that in his medical facility the bed base of 120 beds is occupied at 102%, and in the pediatric ward 35% of patients have coronavirus.

 

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Health » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: sofia, total lockdown, Health Ministry
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria