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Restart of Organ Transplant Procedures in Bulgaria

Restart of organ transplantation surgeries in our country after their complete cessation during the pandemic. Two patients were given a chance at life after being given a heart and liver. The operations were performed in the university hospitals "St. Ekaterina" and "Lozenets ".

17kg of Heroin Found in a Bulgarian Citizen's Car

At around 8 am on August 9, 2020, on the Danube bridge Vidin - Calafat, a mobile team of customs officers from the General Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation stopped a Citroen car for inspection. The vehicle was driven by the 64-year-old Bulgarian citizen - S.V. The man told customs that he was traveling to the Czech Republic to start a new work.

Night Curfew and Other New Restrictions in Greece Due to the Coronavirus

Greece has announced a night curfew for restaurants and bars in some of its top tourist destinations due to the growing number of coronavirus cases.

Government spokeswoman Aristotle Peloni also announced new entry restrictions for those arriving from the Balkans and those arriving by plane from several EU countries.

Bulgaria: Two Women from Berkovtsa in Court for Arranging the Marraige of Under-Aged Teens

The district court in Berkovitsa has imposed a fine of BGN 1,000 on two women from the city of Varshets because, in violation of the law, they arranged the marraige of an under-aged boy and a girl, the Montana Court announced.

At the end of 2017, a 15-year-old girl met an underage boy from Varshets and started a relationship.

Face Masks Now Mandatory at Outdoor Areas in Paris

Paris authorities have announced that face masks will be mandatory in busy outdoor areas of the French capital starting on Monday to curb a rise in the rate of coronavirus infections.

The order applies to people aged 11 and over, the Paris prefecture said in a statement, adding that indicators showed the virus had begun circulating more widely since mid-July.