With mainland Portugal looking set for a full lockdown from Thursday, Miguel Albuquerque summoned the Regional Secretaries of Health and Education to Quinta Vigia yesterday, for a meeting that also included, by videoconference, the Regional Director of Health, Herberto Jesus, the president of SESARAM, Rafaela Fernandes, and the delegate of Health of Funchal, Maurício Melim.

Today, JM knows, more measures to combat the spread of covid-19 should be announced.

Viruses ‘attacked’ more women aged 30 to 39. December modified the pandemic statistics in Madeira. It was young people between 20 and 29 years old who were most affected by the virus, the festive period placed women, between 30 and 39 years old, as the most affected group.

Yesterday 92 new positive cases were detected in the Region, 40 of which were detected in Funchal.

Portugal goes back into confinement on Thursday.

Also noteworthy are Madeiran hoteliers who anticipate closings and more unemployment.

In Education, face-to-face classes resumed throughout the Region except Machico, who’s teachers and other staff will all be tested before schools reopen.

From Jornal Madeira

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