The government announced that it has decided to expedite vaccination against covid-19 at the “national level” (not only in Lisbon) and extend it to people over 40 and over 30 from June 6 to 20.
At the end of Tuesday evening, the executive wrote in a message posted on the official government account on the social network Twitter that due to the “good pace of the anti-COVID vaccination program 19 and the availability of vaccines, the decision was made to take the following measures: Vaccination at the national level.”
The government also pointed out that “extending vaccination to a new age group” will start on June 6, targeting “people over 40 years of age”, and starting on the 20th, targeting “people over 30 years of age”, “throughout the entire continent.” “.
On Tuesday, Assistant Secretary of State and Secretary of Health António Lacerda Sales (António Lacerda Sales) announced that with the increase in infections, it will speed up the targeting of COVID-19 in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo in the 1940s and 1930s. 19 vaccinations.
A few hours after the mayor of Porto called for equal vaccinations for people of all ages across the country, he announced that the government will start vaccinations nationwide, accusing the government of accelerating campaigns in Lisbon and the Tajos region. Criminals” benefited the valley due to the increase in infections.
Rui Moreira said in a video statement posted on the official website of the Chamber of Commerce: “There can be no two countries, there can be no one country, and then Lisbon. There must be one country, and we must require Enjoy equal treatment.” From Porto.
He reiterated: “I want to make it clear to the government and competent authorities that we demand equal treatment for the entire country on this issue.”
After the Secretary of State’s announcement, Deputy Admiral Henrik Guwea Melo, the coordinator of the “special task force” responsible for vaccination, confirmed to the admiral that the 30- and 40-year-old population was extended to 30 to 30 years old. 40 years old. “National level”, not just in the Lisbon area.
Gouveia e Melo told the newspaper that in fact, vaccination in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo will be strengthened because it lags behind other parts of the country, such as Alentejo. And Center. In the Algarve (Algarve) and added that the use of vaccines will also be strengthened in the north, “but to maintain the same age plan.”
France’s Agence France-Presse reported that the covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 3,475,079 deaths worldwide due to more than 167.1 million infections.
According to the latest announcement from the Portuguese General Administration of Health, in Portugal, 17,021 people have died out of the 845,840 confirmed cases of infection.
The disease was spread through a new coronavirus that was discovered in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019.