The Portuguese government announced yesterday that measures to curb the Covid-19 pandemic will be extended until at least mid-October, due to worries about the increase in the number of daily cases from authorities in Portugal and abroad.
As you will no doubt be aware, Portugal was returned to a state of contingency on September 15th, with this latest announcement meaning this situation will remain until October 14th. Cabinet Affairs Minister Mariana Vieira da Silva stated “Numbers of cases have been growing for around five weeks,” adding that the government would re-evaluate the situation in two weeks.
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After initially being praised for its response to the pandemic, Portugal, now sees cases on the up, with 71,156 cases so far, and the health authority reporting 802 cases on Wednesday this week, one of the worst days since the beginning of the pandemic.