Covid-19: Portugal re-enters the green zone of the matrix. Mask is no longer mandatory at work | Coronavirus
Portugal recorded on Tuesday six more deaths and 755 new cases by the new coronavirus, according to the bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) released on Wednesday. Admissions continue to decline both in ward and intensive care. With the indicators in counter-cycle – a slight increase in the transmissibility index, the R
The mandatory use of masks is also maintained in commercial spaces with an area greater than 400 square meters, including shopping centers, clarifies the diploma that provides for the alleviation of restrictions associated with the pandemic and which comes into force on Friday. According to the decree-law that amends the exceptional and temporary measures relating to the covid-19 pandemic, “the use of masks or visors is mandatory for access or permanence inside” the “commercial spaces and mandatory, including shopping centers, with an area greater than 400 m2 ”.
On the other hand, the use of masks in the workplace is no longer mandatory – even in companies that have more workers even in the physical space -, but employers are free to define the use of personal protection as a way to prevent the transmission of SARS -CoV-2.
The confinement associated with the pandemic situation weighed on the decision to initiate a shelter measure for 276 children and young people in 2020. The dangerous situation was not new, but it was accentuated by the pandemic context in which schools closed and families retired at home, according to the report HOUSE – Annual Characterization of the Reception Situation 2020, presented this Wednesday.
In a total of 2022 children and young people who started childcare that year, 13.6% had the pandemic and the risks associated with it among the reasons for this decision – and this was an unprecedented factor.
A consortium of Portuguese scientists managed to develop sensors that detect with correction of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The results derived from human blood have been “promising” and one of the devices is even able to set values lower than the values available by tests currently used in the laboratory. When can these sensors be on the market? When a company is found in the area available to produce and market them, this process can take up to nine months.