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Covid-19, A Third Wave Could be Possible

The Vice-President of the Regional Government has asked the population to be careful in order to avoid a new outbreak of Covid-19, especially as there are more people moving about due to the return of face-to-face classes.

While talking to journalists, Pedro Calado said: “We are now going to go through an important phase, which is the restart of face-to-face classes. There will be more people in the streets and in commercial establishments (although,  these should already be adhering to the maximum number of customer rules), and therefore it is necessary to observe the mandatory health and safety rules in place.  Because, if we are not careful, the region could be hit by the third Covid-19 wave.”

Rui Barreto, the Regional Secretary for the Economy, on the other hand, addressed the hotly contested subject of longer opening hours, saying that we have to maintain a solid base to work from, and that the public health service has to push forward with its vaccination programme.  And providing both scenario’s work out, the Regional Government will have the confidence to re-open closed economic sectors and extend opening hours to coincide with more people visiting the island.

Today, 378 people will be vaccinated at the new Santa Cruz Vaccination Centre, which has moved from the School Pavilion in Santa Cruz to the old Madeira Cash site in Porto Novo.

Samantha Gannon

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