The President of the Regional Government considers that, even when 70% of the population has been vaccinated, health and safety measures will remain in place in order to keep new strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus under control.
When asked if he was worried about the new strains, such as the Indian one, he said “I can’t be worried. If I had, I would have gone crazy, it’s been a stressful couple of months. With regards to tourism, I personally think that it will turn out well as by and large Madeira’s population have complied with the rules.”
He continued by saying that “Although we have started vaccinating professionals in the tourism sector to ensure their safety, this action will also help to curtail, where possible, the risk of new variants of the virus affecting the island. As this is the case, all pandemic health and safety regulations will remain in place, especially as countries who have at least 70% of their population inoculated have still experienced localised outbreaks, and therefore measures such as hand washing and social distancing have to be maintained.
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