"There was no increase in cases, the 10 active cases remain and there has been no change in these numbers for 10 days", so the situation "is under control", said the president of the Chamber of Arraiolos, Sílvia Pinto, in statements to the Lusa agency.

At the end of July, some cafes, restaurants and children's equipment closed and the market was cancelled in Vimieiro as a precaution after 10 people tested positive for covid-19.

According to the mayor, "a new phase" will now begin, which consists of carrying out new tests on the 10 people who tested positive for covid-19 to determine which infected people have already recovered from the disease.

"We are in a recovery phase and everything is under control", he stressed.

Sílvia Pinto said that the cafes and restaurants "are already reopening" and that Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Vimieiro resumed the operation of the daycare centre, kindergarten and leisure centre.

Of the 10 people infected in the village of Vimieiro, nine are from the same family, said the mayor, indicating that of these is "one hospitalised " at the Hospital do Espírito Santo de Évora.