In a statement sent to Lusa, the Beja Chamber revealed that "at this moment, there are three pharmacies in the city that already carry out these tests".

And a fourth pharmacy, also in the district capital, is "at an advanced stage of the adhesion process", added the municipality.

Last week, the PCP party announced that it had questioned the Government about the availability of rapid antigen tests for Covid-19 in the district of Beja, claiming that, of the 53 community pharmacies in the region, "only one", in Odemira, was included in the Infarmed list.

In a question addressed to the Minister of Health, Marta Temido, communist deputies João Dias and Paula Santos argued that it is, “incomprehensible that the population of the district of Beja is practically without access to this measure of public health”.