“We are experiencing a situation of calamity. It is indeed dramatic. I asked the Mayor of Vila Nova de Cerveira to urgently meet the municipal civil protection commission to analyse this situation ", the management told Lusa today.

According to the home, "some residents have mild symptoms and others are asymptomatic". Rui Cruz explained that, "in addition to the 63 infected users, who remain in the Residential Structure for the Elderly (ERPI), 32 out of a total of 52 employees of the institution - including administrators, health professionals and assistants - have also been infected with the virus that causes covid-19. Between Saturday and Monday, four people have died from covid-19.

"We have 10 employees on sick leave and only 10 are active. We have been provided with five elements of a Rapid Intervention Brigade (BIR), which is manifestly insufficient," he said.