Occupational safety and health

Poland Struggles to Contain Oder River Environmental Catastrophe

The Oder river, which runs along Poland's border with Germany before flowing into the Baltic Sea, is suffering from an environmental disaster and dead fish are washing up on the river banks. For over two weeks, local volunteers with the authorities have removed more than 10 tonnes of dead fish from the river area on the Polish side.

Long COVID symptoms ‘affect one in eight’

One in eight people who get coronavirus develop at least one symptom of long COVID, one of the most comprehensive studies on the condition to date has suggested.

With more than half a billion coronavirus cases recorded worldwide since the start of the pandemic, there has been rising concern about the lasting symptoms seen in people with long COVID.

Bulgaria’s Council of Ministers adopted the National Operational Plan for dealing with the Pandemic

Physical distance, wearing protective masks, personal hygiene, ventilation and disinfection, measures at the workplace, temporary ban on entering the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria are the anti-epidemic measures that will come into force depending on the spread of Covid-19 in Bulgaria.

Minister refutes ‘return of face masks’ allegations

Fahrettin Koca, Türkiye's health minister, has said the bad days of the coronavirus pandemic are over and refused the allegations that face masks will be mandatory again in the fall.

With the rise of the number of infections, an assertion that citizens will be forced to wear face masks again in the up-coming months sensationalized the social media last week.