Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced that from January 15 and at least until the end of the month, a strict quarantine will be introduced in the country, similar to that in effect in March and April 2020. The head of the Portuguese government reminded his fellow citizens that the number of infections has been growing since the beginning of the year, and stressed that in this difficult situation it is necessary to “bend the curve, save lives, save the health system.”
“Each of us should stay at home,” Costa said.
He also called on citizens to switch to a remote mode of work, if possible, but students will attend classes. According to the Portuguese Prime Minister, “schools are a safe place” because during the first wave of coronavirus, the number of infections among children “was small.”
All shops in the country will close on Friday, except grocery stores, hairdressers, gyms and cultural institutions. But the courts and churches will work.
We will remind, as the website kp.ru wrote, earlier the WHO said that the second year of the pandemic may be even worse than the previous one.