A statement from the office of the health secretary of the archipelago said, "as part of the vaccination campaign against covid-19 taking place in the Autonomous Region of Madeira we inform you that vaccination of homeless people has begun."

60 homeless people have already been vaccinated according to the statement, and the administration centre of vaccines against the deadly virus is based on the premises of the Association of the Protector of the Poor, in Funchal.

"All security conditions have been ensured."

The Regional Government further explained that there were "186 users [vaccinated] at the Centres of Occupational Activities (CAO) in Funchal."

"In addition to this centralized vaccination in Funchal, vaccination stems from the Vaccination Centres of Santa Cruz, Porto Moniz, and São Vicente."

According to data from health authorities, "to date, the Autonomous Region of Madeira has more than 95,000 vaccines administered."

Madeira reported 20 new cases of SARS-COV-2 according to the daily epidemiological bulletin distributed by the Regional Health Directorate (DRS), in which 11 patients recovered in the last 24 hours.

The DRS suggested that Madeira accounts for a total of 9,055 cases of the virus, of which 8,708 have recovered since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 71 deaths in Madeira.