Tavira restaurant at the centre of new COVID-19 outbreak chain

69tavira restaurantThe well-known Noélia & Jerónimo restaurant, in Cabanas de Tavira, Algarve, has been closed since last weekend, after several employees tested positive for the novel coronavirus, which gave rise to the small localized outbreak announced on Thursday by the city council of Tavira.

On Thursday, the municipality issued a statement reporting the existence of a contagion outbreak in the parish of Cabanas de Tavira with at least eight new cases associated with this outbreak so far. "The Tavira Health Centre has identified the chain of transmission and is conducting tests on all direct contacts of the people involved in this chain," explained the council.

Last Sunday, the restaurant had already announced their temporary closure due to the possibility of contagion. “Dear customers, we will be closed indefinitely. We had a client with COVID-19 at our restaurant and we are going to be quarantined. It is for your and our safety”, announced the restaurant through Facebook. "We are all going to do tests, do our quarantine and as soon as everything is in order, we will be back," added the same note.

During the week, it was confirmed that the restaurant had been the site of the spread of the virus. Speaking to press, the mayor of Tavira, Ana Paula Martins, revealed that the first three confirmed cases were three residents of the parish “who worked together” and who later transmitted the disease to five other people, either in the workplace, or in a family context. “Direct contacts have all been tested. But tests are still being carried out on other people,” said the mayor. "The number could still grow, although I very much hope that it doesn't."

Noélia Jerónimo, owner of the restaurant, confirmed to national weekly Expresso that she herself contracted the disease. "One of my kitchen staff started to show symptoms and I immediately decided to close the restaurant and test the entire team," said the cook.

"We have four people from the kitchen with COVID-19, and at the moment everyone is undergoing treatment at home," added the cook, stressing that "no one in the room or who has been in contact with the clients was positive".

In Portugal, a total of 40,866 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded, with the disease causing the death of 1,555 people.

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0 #6 Steve 2020-06-30 08:27
Quoting Stuart Wood:

Cause... a person or thing (VIRUS) that acts, happens, or exists in such a way that some specific thing happens as a result; the producer of an effect (in this case MORTALITY).

Seems clear.

No idea what you are talking about, but if you are referring to the cause of death being falsely attributed to Covid, that there is no doubt. Politicians forget that there are experts in the field of mathematics that can pick up inconsistencies in the data supplied by the UK government. For example, the peak of infections coinciding with the peak of mortality ie people are dying the day they are declared positive and not 10-14 days after the incubation period. Or the fact that the virus is 100x more lethal in western Europe than in the far east.
Apparently it's a virus with a political agenda!!
-1 #5 Stuart Wood 2020-06-30 07:13
Quoting Steve:
Quoting Chip:
Quoting David:
Assuming Portugal is following the same protocols as in other countries the 1,555 deaths are with Covid, not from Covid. Real deaths caused by Covid are probably less than 10% of that number.


Keep fantasising David.

You need to inform yourself better to avoid being conned by the fear mongering mainstream news outlets.


Cause... a person or thing (VIRUS) that acts, happens, or exists in such a way that some specific thing happens as a result; the producer of an effect (in this case MORTALITY).

Seems clear.
0 #4 Norman L 2020-06-29 12:43
Good job we've got the dynamic duo working overtime to cover the news sites others cannot reach. It must be exhausting being them.
+1 #3 Steve 2020-06-29 08:54
Quoting Chip:
Quoting David:
Assuming Portugal is following the same protocols as in other countries the 1,555 deaths are with Covid, not from Covid. Real deaths caused by Covid are probably less than 10% of that number.


Keep fantasising David.

You need to inform yourself better to avoid being conned by the fear mongering mainstream news outlets.
-5 #2 Chip 2020-06-28 10:23
Quoting David:
Assuming Portugal is following the same protocols as in other countries the 1,555 deaths are with Covid, not from Covid. Real deaths caused by Covid are probably less than 10% of that number.


Keep fantasising David.
+7 #1 David 2020-06-28 09:57
Assuming Portugal is following the same protocols as in other countries the 1,555 deaths are with Covid, not from Covid. Real deaths caused by Covid are probably less than 10% of that number.

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