The continuation of mandatory PCR testing at the airport, and antigen testing on cruise liner passengers was decided at a meeting of the Regional Government Council (PSD/CDS-PP), yesterday, and will come into effect from 00:00 Saturday.
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In a press conference this morning, Pedro Ramos, the Regional Secretary for Health and Civil Protection, revealed that only 10% of passengers arriving in the region are tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Talking to local media outlet, JM, he said:
The President of the Regional Government has confirmed that the 1 am curfew will remain in place, as it is an important measure to guarantee the safety of the population, and it will not be lifted anytime soon.
The Regional Secretary for Health and Civil Protection, Pedro Ramos, has confirmed that he has not committed himself to making any changes in screening measures at airports in the Region, even when some of the restrictive measures are eased and air mobility is more consistent.
In a statement, the municipality of Santa Cruz has warned that scammers, who are phoning individuals while pertaining to be be health workers, are asking people to attend a PCR test at a mobile testing unit (van) supposedly parked next to the Faias Football field, in Achada de Gaula.
In a press statement by the Caniço Pharmacy (Farmácia do Caniço) administration, they confirm that they will be closed to the public for a week after a member of staff tested positive for Covid. The case was identified last Friday, the 6th of November, and the pharmacy was immediately closed.
The Salesian School of Funchal has activated their Covid-19 measures after the father of a 7th grade student tested positive for the virus last Friday.
It may be hot and wearing a mask may be stuffy, but passengers must realise that Madeira’s rules are the rules, and although the majority of visitors to the island are complying, others are visibly complaining. Furthermore, it would appear that people do not fully understanding the Polymerase Chain Reaction…
According to an order published today in Diario da Republica, non-Portuguese citizens, individuals without a residence in Portugal, or those who arrive without a negative PCR test certificate will have to take a test at their arrival airport and pay for it themselves. In addition, the airline with whom they travelled with will be fined €1,000 per passenger.