Health officials in Germany on Friday (25) put Portugal on the ‘red list’, which will take effect on Tuesday, and all travelers from Portuguese territory must be isolated for 14 days.
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“Portugal is classified as part of a variation [do SARS-CoV-2] The results of the Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s federal health agency, suggest that the “extension” of this period is “possible.”
Russia was also concerned about variations on SARS-CoV-2, and, like Portugal, was part of the German ‘red list’.
This decision will take effect on Tuesday (June 29) at 00:00.
On Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the lack of common rules in the European Union (EU) regarding travel, and used it as an example of an increase in epidemics in Portugal, a “avoidable” situation.
“What I regret is that we have not yet been able to achieve uniform behavior among member states in terms of travel restrictions, which is a setback (). We have a situation in Portugal now that could have been avoided, ”he told a news conference in Berlin.
A document from the Directorate General of Health (DGS) and National Institutes of Physicians Ricardo George (INSA) on Friday confirmed that the delta variant, initially detected in India, is expected to cause more than 70% of infections in the region. Lisbon and Vale du Tejo and this may already be the first in Portugal.
This variant of SARS-CoV-2 is considered highly contagious and highly resistant to certain vaccines.