“We are checking to see if the health situation is deteriorating,” he told a news conference after the cabinet meeting. Costa said.
“This is the right time to take action,” he said, adding that “we are entering a phase of increased risk.”
When the year-end celebrations return, from January 2 to 9, teleworking will be mandatory, school student holidays will be extended, while bars and nightclubs will close their doors.
These actions this week will “prevent contact,” Mr said. Costa explained.
With 87% of its population fully vaccinated, Portugal is experiencing a sharp increase in Govt-19 pollution. As of Thursday, the country had reported 3,150 new cases in 24 hours, the highest level in almost four months, according to a recent report by health officials.
To deal with this situation, from December 1, many activities will return. Teleworking will be recommended, masks will be mandatory inside the home and health passes will be required at restaurants and hotels.
In addition, to attend major cultural or sporting events, a negative test is required to visit nursing homes or bars and nightclubs.
With regard to travel, all flights to Portugal should be given a negative result.
Mr. said the checks were “proper”. Costa warned that airlines that allow passengers to travel favorably to Covit will be fined யூ 20,000 and their licenses suspended.
Portugal, which will accelerate its anti-Govt vaccination booster campaign, will vote next week on vaccinating children aged 5 to 11, which were approved by a European regulator on Thursday.
The country, which has a population of ten million, plans to vaccinate a quarter of its population by booster dose by January. About 900,000 people have already received the third dose.
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