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Bulgarians - Most Mentally Stable in the EU

Bulgaria and Romania are at the bottom of the ranking of the European statistical agency Eurostat for the share of citizens of EU countries suffering from chronic depression.

The share of citizens of EU countries suffering from chronic depression in 2019 is 7.2%, according to Eurostat.

According to researchers, this share has increased by 0.3% compared to 2014.

WHO: Mu Strain of Coronavirus Stirs Concerns

The European Medicines Agency said Thursday a coronavirus variant known as "Mu" could be cause for concern, although there is no data yet to show it will overtake the dominant Delta strain, AFP reported. Mu, which was first identified in Colombia in January and is known scientifically as B.1.621, was classified earlier this month as a "variant of interest" by the WHO.

Cuba starts vaccinating children to re-open schools amid COVID surge

Cuban authorities on Sept. 3 launched a national campaign to vaccinate children aged two to 18 against COVID-19, a prerequisite set by the Communist government for schools to reopen amid a spike in infections.

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Children aged 12 and older will be the first to receive one of the two domestically produced vaccines, Abdala and Soberana, followed by younger kids.

WHO Keeps Close Eye on New Coronavirus Strain Called "Mu""

The World Health Organization has said it is monitoring a new coronavirus variant known as "Mu", which was first identified in Colombia in January 2021, AFP reported. Mu, known scientifically as B.1.621, has been classified as a "variant of interest", the global health body said on Tuesday in its weekly pandemic bulletin.

State Chief Health Inspector Recommends Nationwide Anti-Covid Measures

I recommend the stringent anti-Covid measures to be applied nationwide. That's what The State Chief Health Inspector, Assoc. Prof. Angel Kunchev told bTV. The number of infected continues to grow. The cities that are in the red zone are: Pazardzhik, Haskovo and Silistra. Between 1,500 to 2,000 caseswill be registered there daily, Kunchev predicts.

Head of National Environmental Guard announces regulation on location of air quality sensors

Romania is a green oasis on the world's air pollution map and is doing very well compared to other countries in the region, chief commissioner of the National Environmental Guard, Octavian Berceanu, said on Friday. Berceanu announced that a Regulation will be developed in the next period on the location of air quality sensors for greater data accuracy.

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