By Chris King • 23 January 2021 • 20:35
Madrid Suspends Vaccinations For Two Weeks Due To Lack Of Supplies.
PORTUGAL Hits New High Numbers For Pandemic across the country
Portugal marked a new record high in Covid-19 cases today (Saturday23), as the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) announced that the country has officially passed the 10,000 deaths mark after a record 274 fatalities were counted in the past 24 hours.
Saturday also saw the country’s daily infections hitting a dramatic new high at 15,333. To date, Portugal has now recorded 10,194 deaths and 624,469 cases, the DGS said.
The surge in infections and deaths in the past week, mainly attributed to the coronavirus variant first detected in Britain, has prompted the government to close schools for 15 days.
As the world is struggling to contain the pandemic, vaccination is underway in Portugal with the already-authorized coronavirus vaccines.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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