Nine confirmed cases in Portugal

in News · 06-03-2020 14:22:00 · 3 Comments

Portugal has nine confirmed cases of Covid-19 and the suspected cases have increased by 30 from 4 March to 6 March.

According to a bulletin on the epidemiological situation in Portugal, released by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), the number of suspected cases is today 147. In Wednesday's bulletin, the suspected cases were 117 [an increase of 16 cases compared to Tuesday].

In the bulletin, DGS says that of the nine cases five are imported (Italy and Spain) and that the remaining four are cases linked to imported cases.

Five of the patients are hospitalized in Porto, one in Coimbra and three in Lisbon. Of the total there are eight men and one woman, all between 30 and 69 years old.

According to DGS, there are 213 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.

The new coronavirus that causes Covid-19 first appeared at the end of last year in Wuhan, China, and can cause respiratory infections like pneumonia.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Covid-19 outbreak as an international public health emergency and increased the risk to “very high”.


Will get much worse but calls for common sense ,avoid going out on non-esential journies and making physical contact with others .Spray alcohol on hands after shopping etc .Good health to ALl.

By John Cunniffe from Algarve on 08-03-2020 02:19

Hi I don't want to sound like a profit of doom , but neglecting proper screening and closing of borders, the world has unleashed an unstoppable desease upon all humans ,now you sit with 1. A inverted triangle of disease spread growing exponentially and 2. A triangle of health services that and desease tracer's that are decreasing exponentially with every new case.3. Consider then the fact that the people rendering these services only make up about 1to2 % of the population and u realise that long before the whole population is ill that this resource of health care and monitoring will be exhausted, leaving +- 90% of the population with no assistance what so ever .4 lock down borders now 5 . about 90%of people above 80 yes old die if you don't act now they will no longer be there in 1year.6. For humanity this spells gloom for our planet its good as a whole reducing pollution and over population ,so things can get to some sort of balance. Nature always wins in the end! think about . from a looneys prospective.

By Joao Carlos Bastos from Other on 07-03-2020 07:07

Why does the WHO have a problem declaring COVID-19 as a pandemic? I think the reason is WHO is in bed with government and business while trying to keep a minimal impact on the bottom line of industrialized nations. But is that fair to the world? Certainly transparency is not a priority for this organization.

By Richard from Other on 07-03-2020 02:38
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