Peak of the pandemic now expected in May, predicts DGS

in News · 29-03-2020 11:16:00 · 3 Comments

Portugal may reach the peak of the covid-19 pandemic only in May, the Director-General of Health predicted, stating that Portugal will have slowed the rate of rise of the epidemic curve.

In a press conference at the Ministry of Health, Graça Freitas said that everything indicates that the most intense period of the pandemic "will be delayed for later", reaching the peak "never before, probably in the month of May".

"These are predictions, worth what is worth," she said, adding that, according to mathematicians who analyze data at the service of health authorities, the peak of the pandemic in Portugal "will not be an instantaneous moment in time", but it could prolong up for days or weeks.


The crystal ball needs a clean, with so many people being repatriated
back to Portugal, how many of them are bringing the disease back to
Portugal, i don't see the curve flattening any time soon.

Portugal population 10.1 mil Australia population 25 mil

Cases confirmed 7,443 4,559
Total deaths 160 18
Recovered 16 358

This is not where i want to be right now, they need less
talk more action.

By Mr John from Algarve on 01-04-2020 02:44

27 March - it's announced that the virus will peak around mid-April.
29 March - it's announced that the virus will peak some time in May.

Is there any wonder that people are confused and even frightened when the authorities look like they're making it up as they go along? I'm looking forward to the revised announcement on March 31. 'Peak now in early June...?'

By John Dee from UK on 30-03-2020 05:43

"These are predictions, worth what is worth,"

That means worthless fear mongering.

By Fred Doe from Algarve on 29-03-2020 12:22
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