A Record Number of Corona Infections in Portugal
Just over 10,000 corona infections have been diagnosed in Portugal last 24 hours, a record number.
Parliament is expected to approve a week extension of the state of emergency in more than 10 million inhabitants later in the day.
The restrictions were relaxed a bit around Christmas, but strict rules came into force again to significantly restrict social traffic and travel between municipalities from the turn of the year. Nevertheless, the number of corona cases is rising sharply.
Health services are under severe pressure.
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa expressed all his concerns over the weekend. The 72-year-old then had to go into isolation because he had contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.
In Portugal, more than 7,300 deaths are regrettable out of a total number of infections of over 446,000. The vaccination program is progressing rather slowly.
At the beginning of this week, 32,000 people had been vaccinated.