A deputy of the Assembly of the Republic is infected with the new coronavirus and 25 people, including officials and deputies, were identified as high-risk contacts and advised to stay in isolation.

This information was provided by the General Secretariat of the Assembly of the Republic in response to questions raised by the Lusa agency, following news released on Wednesday that reported the infection of a deputy.

Both the referred deputy and the high-risk contacts (officials and deputies) were advised by the NHS to ensure proper isolation and will carry out a PCR test between the 5th and the 10th day after contact.“, reads the answer.

The Assembly of the Republic reported that it “performs, on a weekly basis, between 120 and 150 antigen detection tests” and that so far “about 3,900 tests have been carried out, involving deputies, officials, journalists and service providers on the Assembly’s premises. of the Republic”.

According to the General Secretariat, on Wednesday “140 tests were carried out, during which a deputy tested positive” for the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and “shows mild symptoms (muscle pain)” of the covid-19 disease.

“What [o deputado] During the morning period, he attended two meetings, identifying all those who had had close contact with him in the last two days, within the scope of the Assembly of the Republic. The usual epidemiological surveys were carried out and 25 high-risk contacts and 6 low-risk contacts were identified”, refers in the answer.

People identified as low-risk contacts “may continue to carry out their activities, but should monitor any symptoms – if they experience symptoms, they should contact the Health 24 line”.

“The disinfection of the spaces in which they remained was also carried out”, said the General Secretariat of the Assembly of the Republic.

In Portugal, more than 17,000 patients have died with covid-19 and more than 916,000 cases of infection have been registered, according to the Directorate-General for Health.


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