Portugal registers maximums in Covid-19 infections, comparable to April data

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The daily data of infections of coronavirus they got worse again this Friday in Portugal, where they were registered 1,394 new cases in a day, a figure only surpassed by the record of the pandemic, registered in April with 1,516 infections in one day.

According to the data released today by the General Directorate of Health (DGS), this Friday becomes the second worst day of infections of the entire pandemic, a mark that had already been reached this Thursday, with 1,278 new infections.

Regarding mortality, the DGS pointed out that 12 people have died in the last day, two more than the previous day.

Since the beginning of the pandemic

In total, since the pandemic began, 83,928 infections in Portugal, of which 29,702 are cases that are still active and 2,062 deaths.

It is the second consecutive day that Portugal has exceeded the barrier of a thousand cases a day, which has led the authorities to react.

New measures

While from the Government they point out that they will study new measures starting next week – without anticipating anything about their possible content – the country’s president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, has started to leave messages for Christmas.

“If it were necessary to rethink the Christmas as a family, he rethinks. It cannot be with 100 people as a family. If necessary, Christmas is divided, “he told reporters after visiting a hospital in Braga, in the north of the country.

“None of us wants to stop the economy and increase unemployment. But it is necessary to be aware and comply with the rules that are implemented,” he said.

Some messages that are framed in the insistence of the authorities to maintain the distance and hand hygiene, Besides the mask when you cannot keep your distance in public and always in closed spaces.

Outbreaks in universities

Especially after at least two outbreaks have been known in Portuguese universities starring Erasmus students.

The most serious has occurred in the University of Porto, where there are at least 41 students of this program infected in “moments of coexistence and not of teaching activities”, according to the educational leaders of the center, who emphasize that all are isolated with mild or asymptomatic symptoms and none is admitted.

Another 20 erasmus from the University of Aveiro are infected after participating in parties.

Portugal is since September 15 in contingency status, with some restrictive measures to contain the infections, which will continue until October 14.

The establishments commercial They cannot open before 10.00 am and must close between 8.00 pm and 11.00 pm local time, as ordered by each City Council.

In addition, meetings are limited to a maximum of ten people, although in shopping centers and cafeterias less than 300 meters from schools there can only be four people per table.

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