“I have seen, in some municipalities, that councils are setting up booths and structures for self-testing with certification by health or pharmacy technicians. Pedro Siza Vieira said on the sidelines of the event celebrating 150 years on the water in Piedras Salgadas, in Villa Boca de Aguiar, province of Villa Real, this makes it possible to improve the customer experience and make life easier for companies in the restaurant sector.
Those responsible for the economic file also encouraged local authorities in Portugal, “especially in the tourist areas”, to adopt this “good practice”, however, “to make life easier for companies”.
For Pedro Sisa Vieira, the lever for economic recovery “is the advancement of vaccination and the care necessary to continue operating while resuming normal activity”.
We still don’t have the disease under control. He cautioned that we still have 50% of the unvaccinated population that is currently seeing a very high rate of infection growth and that even needs hospital care.”
The minister added that the government is trying to “ensure the return of economic life to normal” while appealing to people to maintain their individual behavior of separating and wearing a mask.
“In the circumstances in which we are closer to each other, [podemos] Use the testimony to prove that we are not a danger to others,” he stressed.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused at least 4,179,675 deaths worldwide, among more than 195.2 million cases of the novel coronavirus, according to AFP’s latest balance sheet.
In Portugal, since the beginning of the epidemic, in March 2020, 17,320 people died and 960,437 cases of infection were recorded, according to the Directorate General of Health.
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which was discovered in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in countries such as the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Brazil and Peru.
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