Rises to 63 number of infected users at Casa da Caridade, in Ponte de Lima

Three of the seven employees at the Melgaço City Council tested positive for the new coronavirus, with the remainder being telecommuting, and the citizen service desk reopened today, said the mayor.

Speaking to the Lusa agency, the mayor Manoel Batista said that, in total, 73 screening tests were carried out on city officials.

According to the mayor, of the total tests carried out as a result of two employees of the general secretary of the financial area having been positive, the results of 71 were known, and it was found that a third person of that service contracted SARS-CoV-2, which causes covid-19 disease.

The results of two tests carried out on Thursday are still missing.

“The service remains active, with four of the seven teleworkers at home. On Thursday, the one-stop service was closed, just in case, but today it has already been reopened ”, he specified.

Manoel Batista said that the space where the general secretariat of the municipality works “has already been the object of a thorough cleaning and disinfection by aerosols”.

“The facilities are ready to start, starting next week, to receive employees who are able to return to work,” he said.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 1.1 million deaths and more than 44.5 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.

In Portugal, 2,428 people died from 132,616 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.

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