Costa said the new measures will be applied from November 4 in 121 municipalities where there are more than 240 cases per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days.

Portugal announces new measures to contain second wave of pandemic

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, after a seven-hour assembly of the Council of Ministers, introduced on Saturday new restrictive measures to include the rise of Covid-19 circumstances within the nation, the place the “state of calamity” will stay till November 15.

Costa mentioned the brand new measures will probably be utilized from November four in 121 municipalities the place there are greater than 240 circumstances per 100,000 inhabitants for the previous 14 days.

“If we have nothing to do, we must stay at home,” mentioned the Prime Minister, including that exceptions will probably be for purchasing, bodily exercise, or offering help to the aged and disabled individuals.

All industrial institutions and companies, in addition to purchasing centres, should shut at 10 p.m, and eating places can permit a most of six individuals per desk (besides household teams) till the restrict of 10:30 p.m.

In the 121 municipalities thought-about “risk areas,” it’s forbidden to carry gala’s, celebrations, and different occasions that contain greater than 5 individuals, until they’re from the identical household.

“Teleworking becomes mandatory, unless there is a reasoned opposition from the worker and under the terms of teleworking regulations, which we already have in mind at the social consultation and which will shortly come into force,” added the Prime Minister.

As the world is struggling to include the pandemic, nations together with France, China, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States are racing to discover a vaccine.

According to the web site of the World Health Organization, as of October 29, there have been 201 Covid-19 candidate vaccines being developed worldwide, and 45 of them had been in medical trials.

(This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)

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