The most vaccinated country in the European Union takes up health measures to control the pandemic. Portugal has 87% of its inhabitants with complete immunization And despite that, the rise in Covid-19 infections does not stop. That is why the government decreed the highest state of response to the emergency.
The measure includes restrictions on access to closed places, while the incidence rate counts 263 infected per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. Antonio Costa’s executive set special limitations after new year 2021, especially for the first week of January.
Those seven will be Mandatory teleworking in all companies, bars and nightclubs will be closed, in addition to suspending the return to face-to-face classes. Portugal had the return of school activity for Monday, January 3 and now it will be postponed. The prime minister called it “the week of containment.”
The purpose is to stop the circulation of the new coronavirus after the social and family cycle at the end of the year parties. The socialist government will protect economic activity dependent on tourism and without preventing travel or celebrations. Costa recalled that “behavior controls the evolution of the pandemic.”
The country reports that the prime minister emphasized that “When there are fewer restrictions, there is greater individual responsibility”. Portugal in January 2021 experienced the worst death wave from the SARS-CoV-2 disease. Now previous measures are taken to face the rise in infections, hospitalizations and deaths.