Covid-19: First two confirmed cases in Portugal

in News · 02-03-2020 10:57:00 · 3 Comments

Two Portuguese are infected with coronavirus, the first two confirmed cases in Portugal, announced the Minister of Health.

There is a confirmed case and the other case awaits a counter-examination through analysis by the National Institute Dr. Ricardo Jorge (INSA), said Minister Marta Temido in a clarification session to update information on the infection with the new coronavirus (Covid-19).

The confirmed case is that of a 60-year-old man who is admitted to the Centro Hospitalar de São João and reported his first symptoms on 26 February.

The other man, 33, who is awaiting the counter-analysis, reported the first symptoms on 29 February, said the minister, adding that the two men, who are hospitalized in Porto, are in good health and were in Italy and in Spain.


Look Italy, we controlled from beginning everyone and now by international way they destroyed our economy. We were the first european country to make so much tampons

By Lisa from Other on 04-03-2020 06:07

Everyone must work together/intercontinental effort : every traveller to be checked at airport passport control outgoing and incoming... Crossboarder trains and buses everyone tested before boarding, same for boats etc. There needs to be more testing!

By Fleur Kirkaldy from Algarve on 02-03-2020 09:04

"Preparedness"I hope the armed forces are more prepared by attacking offensive enemy before they enter the borders and knock on every citizens door with destruction in mind,that is there purpose to protect portugal ,why would the government allow this virus enemy enter our homeland ,what is there to gain, taking rash decision's in times like these is what makes good governance as Vietnam as done lock down now and stop a calamity. Don't forget the tourist season is around the corner or should I say what tourists? Just thinking!

By Joao Carlos Bastos from Other on 02-03-2020 05:54
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