Three of the quarantined workers in Faro are infected

in News · 17-03-2020 16:44:00 · 1 Comments

Three rural workers, out of more than 70 quarantined in Faro, tested positive for Covid-19, two tested negative and two more were tested today, said the official ARS source.

These three infected "are not yet included in the 448 cases" revealed this afternoon by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) and the results of the men tested today "should be known tomorrow" (Wednesday), he revealed.

Since Monday, more than 70 rural workers have been quarantined in Faro after a case of Covid-19 involving a Nepalese national, who works and lives in the county's countryside, was confirmed on Sunday.

The health authority said today that the entities are trying to improve the general conditions of the Pavilion of the Basic School 2.3 Santo António do Alto in Faro, where the quarantine takes place, with possible alteration of spaces and “strengthening the sanitary situation” to increase the individual protection "of each one of those in quarantine" and the comfort of "all who are in the place".

The workers who showed symptoms are separated from the rest - still asymptomatic - and only those who reveal "signs of being infected" are tested for Covid-19 infection, he said.

In the pavilion, a doctor from the Regional Health Administration (ARS) is permanently monitoring the situation.

The precarious conditions of habitability of the workers led the entities to transport them to the school premises, so that it was possible to carry out the investigations and understand if it could be a new transmission chain.

This intervention is being implemented by the Municipal Civil Protection, coordinated by the ARS Algarve in partnership with a public health team from the Central Health Centers Group of the Algarve, the Municipality of Faro and the Portuguese Red Cross.


My prayers and thoughts go to all. the people of Portugal

By from UK on 17-03-2020 08:11
Interactive Topics, send us your comments/opinion on this article.

Please note that The Portugal News may use selected comments in the printed edition of the newspaper.