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Infected People Detected on Flights Into Portugal

The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) admitted today that there have been “one or two cases” of people infected with Covid 19 being detected on flights to Portugal on a regular basis that a “gradual reinforcement” of containment measures at Portuguese airports will come into effect shortly.

In her statement, Graça Freitas (DGS) said, “I can’t say exactly how many cases have been detected, but I know that my colleagues frequently identify one or two cases on incoming flights and that these are not isolated incidents.”

Despite many of the autonomous regions airports being closed due to the pandemic, flights in and out of Portugal continued, although on a much reduced schedule.  However, as on practically everyday someone infected with Covid-19 flies into Portugal’ new measure will be implemented such as taking body temperatures and digital screenings.

According to today’s (13th of June) bulletin, there have been 1,512 Covid-19 associated deaths and 36,463 confirmed infection cases.

Samantha Gannon

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