Rio ends today isolation that will last until the last minute – Portugal


PSD President Rui Rio revealed that today the period of prophylactic isolation that was determined by the health authorities and that he will comply “until the last minute” ends, calling on everyone to respect the rules.

Rui Rio announced on January 10 that he would have to remain in prophylactic isolation for having had a high-risk contact with Vice President Salvador Malheiro, infected with covid-19. On day 13, he tested negative for the new coronavirus.

“The confinement that the health delegate ordered me to end today. I will comply with it until the last minute. This is everyone’s duty: strictly comply with the rules in force. It is our civic obligation. Only then will we win,” he wrote today the president of the PSD, in his official account on the social network Twitter.

The contact considered high risk came after the meeting of the PS Permanent Commission, held on the 7th.

At the meeting, according to an official PSD source, all the elements of the leadership present were masked and fulfilled social distance.

However, Rui Rio, the secretary general, José Silvano, and Salvador Malheiro continued together after the meeting, in a more prolonged contact that was considered high risk.

The Prime Minister and Secretary-General of the PS, António Costa, and the leader of the CDS-PP, Francisco Rodrigues dos Santos, have also had to endure periods of prophylactic isolation through close contacts with infected with covid-19.

The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 2,022,740 deaths resulting from more than 94.4 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.

In Portugal, 8,861 people died from 549,801 confirmed cases of infection, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.


Source: SÁBADO by www.sabado.pt.

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