Mainland Portugal will remain on alert due to the covid-19 pandemic until November 30, the Government announced today.
October 28, 2021, at 1:21 pm
At the press conference after the council of ministers, at the Ministry of State and the Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva stated that the alert situation is extended until 23:59 on November 30th.
Mainland Portugal has been on alert since October 1st, which ended on Sunday.
The alert situation is the lowest level of response to disaster situations provided for in the Basic Civil Protection Law.
The covid-19 pandemic has so far killed at least 4,969,926 people around the world since the end of December 2019, according to a statement made by the French news agency AFP based on official sources.
In total, 244,943,060 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the start of the pandemic.
In Portugal, since March 2020, 18,144 people have died and 1,087,245 cases of infection have been recorded, according to data from the General Directorate of Health.
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in several countries.
CMP // JMR
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