October 28, 2021

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Corona virus: Portugal takes new measures

The night curfew imposed since last Friday will continue to be used in high-risk areas, mainly concentrated in Lisbon and its environs.

LThe government decided on Thursday that Povidukis would now have to present a health pass or a negative corona virus test to stay in a hotel or have access to restaurants in areas most affected by the re-emergence of the Govt-19 epidemic.

“We continue to watch the epidemic worsen,” said Mariana Vieira da Silva, a Portuguese government spokeswoman, adding that 60 municipalities in the country now have “high” or “very high” epidemics, up from 45 last week.

The night curfew imposed last Friday will continue to be used in these dangerous areas, mainly concentrated in Lisbon and its environs, and then in the tourist area of ‚Äč‚ÄčAlgarve (south). But, from now on, restaurant customers will have to present a negative test to access the interior rooms of these companies over the weekend or prove complete vaccination.

In the hotel industry, this requirement applies every day and nationwide. At the same time, the government has decided to lift the travel ban between the Lisbon metropolitan area and the rest of the country over the weekend, because Ms. Vieira da Silva explained, “Delta variation is nationwide”.

According to a report released by the National Institutes of Health (INSA) on Tuesday, the share of variance first identified in India in new cases detected in Portugal has reached nearly 90% since the last week of June.

As a result of this variation, the first countries in the EU to experience a new wave of corona virus infection, the more contagious, Portugal, crossed the limit of 3,000 new daily cases on Wednesdays and Thursdays, which has not happened since the beginning of February.

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