Without confinement, how do cases progress? Baltazar Nunes, epidemiologist at the Ricardo Jorge Institute, replies


Like many other European countries, Portugal is also facing an exponential rise in new covid-19 infections. In four consecutive days the confirmed cases were above 2 thousand and the experts’ estimates point to the possibility of the country reaching the 3 thousand cases for the week and, in the middle of November, to increase to 4 thousand new infections per day. The new general constraints have been put aside by most countries, due to their impact on economic activity and, consequently, on the living conditions of the populations.


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