Emergency management

Turkey to buy 4 firefighting planes following summer wildfires

Turkey has decided to buy four firefighting planes "soon," following the 299 wildfires that erupted in 49 out of all 81 provinces between July 28 and Aug. 12, according to the aviation columnist of daily Hürriyet.

"The buying process will be conducted over by the presidency of defense industries," Uğur Cebeci wrote on Oct. 13.

Sydney ends coronavirus lockdown after 106 days

Elated Sydneysiders celebrated the end of almost four months of coronavirus lockdown on Oct. 11, putting behind them a period of "blood, sweat and no beers" in Australia's largest city.

Sydney's more than five million residents were subjected to a 106-day lockdown, designed to limit the march of the highly transmissible Delta variant.

Covid Ward Ablaze Again in Romania, Nine Patients Killed

Nine people died on Friday when a fire broke out in an intensive care unit at a Romanian hospital treating COVID-19 patients, officials said, the country's third deadly hospital fire in less than a year, Reuters reported. Firefighters extinguished the fire at the hospital in the eastern city of Constanta at around 0755 GMT, having brought in additional teams from nearby counties.

Mathematician: There Will be a New Lockdown in Bulgaria around October 15

Most likely, there will be a new lockdown in the country around October 15 due to the growth of the newly infected, the mathematician from BAS, Prof. Ognyan Kunchev, predicted in "This Morning".

According to him, the main reason is the high number of hospitalized and people in the intensive care units with COVID-19

Expert proposes to sell burned trees, use money in fight against wildfires

A Turkish expert has advised authorities to sell all the trees burned in last month's wildfires that devastated forests in 53 provinces out of all 81 late July and use the money collected in the fight against future forest fires.

According to data from the General Directorate of Forestry, some 133,000 hectares of land have been burnt.