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Portugal confirms 325 new cases and extends restrictions in Lisbon

August 13, 2020

The Portuguese authorities on Thursday reported 325 new positive results for the new coronavirus pandemic, which is still active, particularly in the Lisbon region, and will be restricted for at least 15 days until the end of August.

The Portuguese Ministry of Health has increased the confirmed COVID-19 cases to 53,548. Of the 325 new cases, 204 correspond to the Lisbon metropolitan area, where four of the six deaths registered in the last 24 hours were also concentrated.

The Council of Ministers has agreed to extend the state of emergency in the metropolitan area of ​​the capital until August 31, while the rest of the region remains on alert. These measures were implemented, for example, in a time limit for bars and discos.

Portugal confirms 325 new cases and extends restrictions in LisbonPortugal confirms 325 new cases and extends restrictions in Lisbon

At least 1,770 people have died of COVID-19 in Portugal, where 39,177 patients have already been discharged since the beginning of the pandemic. More than 350 people are admitted to hospitals, 39 of whom remain in intensive care units.

Portuguese President Marceo Rebelo de Sousa has sent a message to the government and the opposition to act with a “national sense” in this crisis in both the health and economic sectors.

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