government Portugal The alarm status has been extended until 31 August due to covidlowest level of disaster response, without changing the constraints He stated that he is open to applying new measures in case the cases increase with the arrival of autumn.
“At the moment, the situation is under control,” Portuguese Presidency Minister Mariana Vieira da Silva said at a press conference after the Council of Ministers today.
Currently, masks are only required in health centres, residences and public transport.After last April 22nd, Executive discontinued its use in the remaining interiors.
Despite the recovery, experts following the evolution of the pandemic situation have chosen to pursue it.
“Despite the reduction in mortality now confirmed, The government asked experts and experts, and in their opinion, the use of masks on public transport is a precaution that should be protected. it is basically based on protecting the most vulnerable populations,” he said.
In this sense, he added that with the arrival of autumn, “it is possible that the pandemic situation will worsen and this may require resorting to additional measures”.
For this reason, The government will watch “very soon” to find out if the coming months are “still marked with this sign.” Pandemic“ and new rules are “required”.
The Minister reminded that a new vaccination campaign has started in the country since September, focusing on risk groups and people over the age of 65.
Portugal, where covid digital certificate no longer required to enter the country and five days of quarantine for those infected, accumulating 5.3 million confirmed cases and 24,578 deaths since the pandemic broke out.