Lisbon and Braga will not move forward in easing of lockdown

By TPN/Lusa, in News, COVID-19, Lisbon, North · 09-06-2021 14:09:00 · 2 Comments

The Deputy Secretary of State and Health, António Lacerda Sales, announced on 9 June that the municipalities of Lisbon and Braga will not advance to the next phase of easing of lockdown due to the number of cases of covid-19.

In Braga, at the end of a visit to the local hospital, Lacerda Sales told reporters that those councils will remain in the stage where they currently are.

"They will not advance, they will not retreat, they will remain in the situation they are in" he said.

On Tuesday, during the usual space for comment on TVI24, the mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina, had already said that the council would not proceed to the next phase of easing of lockdown plan.

Fernando Medina considered that the city “is in a situation that is not easy”, since “the number of cases [of the covid-19] exceeded the level of 120 [contagions per 100,000 inhabitants]”.

Speaking to journalists on 9 June, the mayor of Braga, Ricardo Rio, said that it was already expected that the council would not move forward, given the number of cases of infection registered in recent weeks.

According to the mayor, the number of cases in the county per 100,000 inhabitants exceeds 170 and in the last few days, the numbers of new daily cases have been around 20. For this reason, the mayor stated that he is not surprised with this announcement.

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Love the photograph of Braga accompanying this article. I am waiting for the mask mandates to end so that I can visit Braga again. I miss Botafogo, Retrokitchen and my other favourite restaurants in Braga. I hope they have survived the lockdowns.

By Philip from Other on 10-06-2021 11:26

insanity. and people willingly comply while their life is stolen by the government.

By rodric reese from USA on 09-06-2021 04:27
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