This Sunday, the President of the Republic called for “calm, calm and common sense” when he spoke about the possibility of the arrival of the latest version of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Portugal, and recalled the measures that will come into effect from Wednesday. Fair.
“As the prime minister said, there are no issues so far [da variante denominada omicron] And answered Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, when asked if he was concerned about the development of the epidemic due to a new strain.
Rejecting the idea that he was optimistic about the effect that this alternative could have, the head of state considered it necessary always to be “on the sidelines”, since most of the previously discovered variables “did not have the seriousness that was initially expected”.
“Let’s wait and see,” he pleaded.
The Prime Minister, Antonio Costa, announced that there is still no record of people infected with the “omicron” variant, which was discovered in South Africa and that it is already spreading in many countries around the world. The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Australia are some examples.
The spread of this new alternative has led many European countries to announce the closure of air borders to travelers from South African countries, such as Mozambique.
Angola, despite being geographically included in this part of the African continent, is not on the list of countries with travel restrictions. Marcelo justified the decision with the strict health policy that the country has implemented since the beginning of the epidemic – the Angolan government announced on Saturday that it will also suspend flights with several countries because of this strain.
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