Biology

Camera traps snap photos from wildlife

Camera traps placed in a national park in the western Black Sea province of Düzce have recorded the daily lives of animals living in their natural habitats.

The General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks shared the images of wildlife going on in the forests.

The images also included species such as the endangered lynx and the red deer.

PM Borissov: Bulgaria is Interested in Buying 30,000 PCR Tests from South Korea

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov held a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in. The two leaders discussed current information on the spread of COVID-19 and effective measures to curb the disease. At the beginning of the conversation, it was noted that the two countries are working to put the coronavirus epidemic under control.

Tests for COVID-19 Vaccines Started in Russia

Russian scientists have begun testing prototypes of potential coronavirus vaccines on animals at a laboratory in Siberia, the Russian consumer protection regulator quoted Rospotrebnadzor as saying today, BNR reported.

Yesterday, the number of people infected with COVID-19 in the country reached 199. So far there is only one death case.

Greek authorities shut down public venues in three of 51 prefectures, COVID-19 cases rise to 31 today.

Schools, universities, theatres, cinemas, athletics facilities, archaeological sites, artistic venues and museums have been closed initially for a period of 48 hours in the prefectures of Achaia, Elia, and Zakynthos.

Nationwide measures will be re-evaluated after that period.

China convicts 3 researchers involved in gene-edited babies

Three researchers involved in the births of genetically edited babies have been convicted and sentenced for practicing medicine illegally, Chinese state media said on Dec. 30.

The report by Xinhua news agency said lead researcher He Jiankui was sentenced to three years and fined 3 million yuan ($430,000).

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