New sanitary restrictions are in force in Portugal since Monday as the fifth wave of the pandemic intensifies COVID-19. Educational establishments will be closed for at least a week.
According to the new assumptions, the schools will probably resume operations on January 10. The decision on whether to change this date should be made by the prime minister’s government by Thursday Antonia Costa.
Since Monday, most officials in public institutions have been carrying out teleworking tasks. This situation applies to people who do not have direct contact with applicants.
The new regulations oblige the residents Portugal to have certificates confirming vaccination against COVID-19 if they want to go to a restaurant or stay in a hotel. This requirement also applies to people visiting cultural institutions.
In turn, Portuguese medical services require an important test for COVID-19 in the case of people visiting patients in hospitals or inmates of nursing homes. This document must also be in possession of participants of parties organized by companies, as well as weddings and baptisms.
The Portuguese government justifies the introduction of new restrictions with the need to limit social contacts due to the still high level of coronavirus infections. On Sunday, their daily number reached 11,000.