"Tranquil" situation in the Algarve

in News · 18-05-2020 16:29:00 · 0 Comments

The Algarve maintains a “tranquil” situation in relation to the number of cases of covid-19, with an increase in the number of those recovered, despite a new case in the municipality of São Brás de Alportel.

Regional Health delegate, Ana Cristina Guerreiro confirmed that in the municipality of São Brás de Alportel, in the interior of the district of Faro, a case has emerged in the last few days, "which is under study", she revealed, adding that he is "a person with some social contacts", having identified “20 close contacts ”.

“Now it's public health work. Identify, test and separate those who have isolated risk ", she said in the fortnightly conference of the District Civil Protection Commission of Faro, noting that it is a" very recent "situation.

According to Ana Cristina Guerreiro, all “points of concern are in the stabilisation phase”, which should be considered as “good news” the fact that the last tests carried out “on four users considered positive” of the Boliqueime nursing home have “inconclusive results”.

The official informed that "all the nursing homes" have already been tested, in a total of 105 entities and 5,892 tests, as well as "the day care workers" who returned to work today and "half the employees" of the long-term care units, "without any positive case".

The president of the Regional Health Administration (ARS) of the Algarve revealed that in relation to health professionals, of the 20 who tested positive, since the beginning of the pandemic, “18 have recovered” and only two “have remained positive for a month”, in what he classified as “prolonged and atypical cases”.

Paulo Morgado informed that the Algarve "will participate in the national serological survey" whose objective is the "assessment of immunity to several other diseases" and that "it also included covid-19", a study that he considers "credible".

Asked by journalists about measures aimed at the safety of hotel customers, Paulo Morgado said “it does not make sense” to test employees daily, and preventive measures should be implemented, “such as temperature measurement, social distance and wearing a mask”.

Regarding the opening of the bathing season and the use of the beaches, the president of the District Civil Protection Commission of Faro said that the municipalities “have been working on this issue” and that “during this week”, they will hold their internal meetings and with the police authorities, namely, the Maritime Police, and the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA).

Not wanting to point out solutions, António Pina, who is also president of the Intermunicipal Community of the Algarve (AMAL), said that the same “must be framed” in the rules defined by the Government, being necessary “to fine-tune with the concessionaires what is possible to implement”

As an example, he pointed out the possibility of having “beach assistants, always with an attitude of prevention and not of repression”.


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