Portugal entered this Sunday in what the Government called “self-definition”. Despite this, the most severe restriction measures were imposed on January 18, when our country already saw a clear acceleration of the covid-19 pandemic.
Just under two weeks later, the numbers are still not dropping consistently. Just this Sunday, we returned to equal the number of daily deaths (303), and the daily cases insist on dropping from 15 thousand when referring to working days ,.
Even in this scenario, fewer people are complying with the measures imposed by the Executive. This Thursday and Friday, the confinement reached below 50%.
The conclusions are presented by PSE, a data study and advanced research company, which outlines a scenario of non-compliance by the population.
The investigation concluded that there were fewer people on the street since January 15, but that trend appears to have reversed in recent days.
Confinement has been going down consistently since January 26, and on the 29th (Friday) only 23% of people will have fulfilled the civic duty of mandatory collection, when compared to the first time of the confinement, in 2020.
Compared to the first confinement, which took place between March and April 2020, we now have 10% fewer people complying with the rules, even though the situation is much worse in terms of cases and deaths.
It is recalled that the Government imposed measures such as the closing of all schools until February 5, adding that the return of the activity will be done in a non-face-to-face manner.
In addition, a reinforcement of teleworking was requested, and inspections of compliance with this measure have also increased. In addition, the Executive also approved the increase of fines for non-compliance related to the pandemic.
Portugal registered this Sunday 303 covid-19-related deaths and 9,498 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to the Directorate-General for Health.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has recorded 12,482 deaths associated with covid-19 and 720,516 cases of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, with 181,623 cases being active.