US News Covid-19: Portugal in partial containment from Wednesday

01:05  01 november  2020
01:05  01 november  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

Covid-19: part of Europe is closing in the face of the resurgence of the

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The COVID - 19 pandemic in Portugal is part of the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID - 19 ) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

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Contagion is spreading throughout Europe. The time of this Saturday evening alone, here is that England and Portugal have joined the increasingly long list of territories in which the restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of Covid-19 have been strengthened. From next Wednesday, partial containment will come into force, Prime Minister Antonio Costa has indicated. It will concern around 70% of the population.

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"The moment has arrived when it is necessary to take more restrictive measures [...] to control this pandemic", declared the head of the socialist government to the 'from an extraordinary council of ministers dedicated to the health crisis.

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There are curfews, quarantines, and similar restrictions (variously described as stay-at-home orders, shelter-in-place orders, shutdowns or lockdowns) in place in many countries and territories around the world

In response to the COVID - 19 pandemic, national responses have been varied, and have included containment measures such as lockdowns, quarantines, and curfews.

"Civic duty of home confinement"

The measures already in force for ten days in three municipalities in the north of the country will be extended from next Wednesday to 121 municipalities out of a total of 308, or some 7.1 million d 'inhabitants representing 70% of the Portuguese population. The people concerned will be called upon to respect a "civic duty of home confinement", but will be able to leave their residence to go to work, if telework is impossible, or to take their children to school.

Shops must close at 22:00 at the latest and companies must institute staggered working hours. Antonio Costa has indicated that he will study with the President of the Republic, the conservative Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the need to declare a state of emergency in the municipalities affected by this new confinement.

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A partial lockdown in the region of Catalonia started on 15 October. Portugal has imposed a local lockdown on three northern districts, affecting about 150,000 people and banned people across country from all non-essential domestic travel Covid - 19 pandemic: Tracking the global coronavirus outbreak.

Friday, the heaviest toll since March

The list of these municipalities, which for the most part are experiencing "a loss of control" in the progression of the pandemic marked by more than 240 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the last 14 days , will be reassessed every two weeks.

Portugal recorded 4,656 new cases of contamination and 40 deaths in 24 hours on Friday, and had 1,927 people hospitalized, including 275 in intensive care. For each of these indicators, it is the heaviest toll since the start of the pandemic for this country of ten million inhabitants.

To avoid traditional gatherings on All Saints' Day, the government has already banned unjustified travel between municipalities from Friday to Tuesday. And, since Wednesday, wearing a mask outdoors is compulsory throughout the country.

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