Natural sciences

GCS: Unifarm concluded contract with producer in South Korea for 2,000,000 tests

Unifarm SA Company has concluded a framework contract with a producer in South Korea for the acquisition of 2,000,000 molecular diagnostic tests (Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction - PCR), the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Sunday. According to the quoted source, next week, the first batch of 200,000 tests will be delivered to the company's warehouses.

The PCR Laboratory in Pleven will be Ready by the End of Next Week

By the end of next week, the PCR Laboratory for the establishment of COVID-19 in Pleven will be ready. The rector of the Pleven Medical University, Professor Slavcho Tomov, assured this at today's meeting of the Regional Operations Headquarters. The laboratory will be located at Second Clinic. "The research will be done by people who have experience with PCR.

Pollutant-related deaths almost twice the EU average

The number of early deaths caused by air pollution in Greece is nearly double the European Union average, according to research.

Data from the European Environment Agency show that there were 16,440 early deaths in Greece in 2016 due to exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3). 

Massive blast at chemical plant in Catalan city leaves 1 dead

At least one person has been killed following a huge explosion on Jan. 14 at a petrochemical plant in the industrial Catalan city of Tarragona.

The blast was so strong that it caused a building around three kilometers (about two miles) away to collapse. It was there that the death occurred.

Sunny Today, with Light to Moderate Northwest Wind

It will be sunny today, the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH) reported. There will be light northwest wind; in eastern Bulgaria it will be moderate, blowing from the north.
Maximum temperatures between 2C and 7C, in Sofia - about 3C. Atmospheric pressure will be higher than the monthly average and will remain constant throughout the day.