Infectious diseases

British holidaymakers demand Turkey be removed from red travel list

British holidaymakers have launched a petition campaign demanding the U.K. government remove Turkey from the red travel list.


To date, more than 46,000 have signed the petition. At 100,000 signatures, the petition will be considered for debate in the British parliament.

Over 2,300 cases of SARS-CoV-2 VOCs, of which 620 with Delta

The National Institute of Public Health (INSP) informs on Tuesday that until August 29 there have been 2,373 cases of SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern (VOCs), of which 1,719 with the Alpha strain, 11 with Beta, 23 with Gamma and 620 cases with the Delta variant. According to the INSP, until August 29, the confirmation rate with variants of SARS-CoV-2 VOCs was of 80%.

GCS: 269 people with COVID-19 in ICU; hospitalized persons - 1,938

Bucharest, Aug 29 /Agerpres/ - A number of 1,938 people infected with the new coronavirus are hospitalized in the specialized health units, out of whom 269 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group announced on Sunday. In Romania, 6,567 people confirmed with the new coronavirus infection are in isolation at home and 1,956 are in institutional isolation.

Measures – New health safety measures for the unvaccinated

The Greek Minister of Health, Vasilis Kikilias, and the president of the Hellenic Society of Intensive Care Units and Head of the Intensive Care Unit of "Evangelismos" hospital, Anastasia Kotanidou, announced the new measures so as to shield the country against the fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic.

Three scenarios of Sweden

The measures will remain in force, the Public Health Agency announced, until the majority of the adult population is vaccinated.
The number of coronavirus cases in Sweden has risen in recent weeks, and the trend is expected to continue as schools resume, and people return to work, Reuters reports.

Nine deaths recorded in COVID-19 patients in past 24 hrs mount death toll to 34,412

The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports that nine deaths have been reported in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the last 24 hours, thus mounting the national death toll to 34,412. According to GCS, these are seven women and two men, admitted to hospitals in the counties of Bistrita-Nasaud, Botosani, Caras-Severin, Iasi, Prahova, Suceava, Vaslui and in Bucharest.

Chief State Health Inspector: Bulgaria in Middle of 4th Covid-19 Wave

Bulgaria is now in the midst of the fourth Covid-19 wave. Measures against the spread of the virus will be introduced at national level and will not differ from those applied during previous waves. The scope of the restrictions is also linked to the implementation of economic measures to support the affected businesses, Bulgaria's Chief State Health Inspector Assoc. Prof.

Bosnia Completing Fewer War Crimes Cases, OSCE Warns

The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina said in an information sheet published on Tuesday that only 18 war crimes cases were completed last year, compared to a total of 49 in 2020.

It also said that at the end of 2020, "there remained a backlog of 571 unresolved cases involving 4,498 suspects".