One in eight of Portugal's coronavirus-related deaths in care homes

in News · 13-04-2020 11:26:00 · 1 Comments

The coronavirus outbreak spread further into Portuguese care homes over the Easter weekend, with 100 new cases of COVID-19 reported in a single residence and care homes accounting for around one in eight of the country’s 504 deaths.

Officials fear the disease could spread rapidly through care homes as it has in other parts of Europe. Meanwhile, Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said he would propose extending a national lockdown, currently in place until April 17, to May 1.


A tight lock down will slow the spread, but the virus will spread anyway. It will just take longer time to infect the population and build immunity. At the end of the pandemy as many will have died from corona anyway. There is no up side to a tight lock down. Killing the economy is the obvious down side of a tight and long lock down.

By Goran Nelson from Algarve on 15-04-2020 09:13
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