The Portuguese government has announced the cessation of non-urgent activities in Lisbon, Amadora, Sintra, Loures and Odivelas hospitals due to a higher concentration of COVID-19 cases, according to the Ministry of Health, cited by the news agency Lusa.
“The guidelines have already been sent to hospitals and the decision will be published in the Diario de la República this week,” said the source, who recalled that the resumption of non-urgent activity, depending on the development, had to be checked by the virus.
The Department of Health also said that the resumption of personal activities “implies that the safety of users and health professionals is ensured without compromising hospital responsiveness and intensive care” for patients with COVID-19 and non-patients with new disease .
“As long as the specific epidemiological situation in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley regions justifies this, the responsiveness to SARS-Cov-2 infections will be maintained,” added the source cited by Lusa. The region concentrated 89 percent of new coronavirus cases reported on Friday.