In a statement, the DGS explains that the new cases were confirmed by the Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA).

According to the DGS, the identified cases remain “under clinical follow-up, and are stable and on an outpatient basis”.

“Epidemiological investigations of suspected cases that are being detected are ongoing in order to identify transmission chains and potential new cases and their respective contacts”.

In the note, the health authority recommends individuals who have ulcerative lesions, skin rash, palpable lymph nodes, possibly accompanied by fever, chills, headache, muscle pain and tiredness to seek clinical advice.

“The DGS continues to monitor the situation at the national level in conjunction with the European institutions”.