Portugal imposes travel ban on Lisbon to contain COVID Delta variant | DW News


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Portugal imposes travel ban on Lisbon to contain COVID Delta variant | DW News



A three-day travel ban is in force in Portugal’s capital Lisbon. Authorities are worried about the growing number of cases of the coronavirus Delta variant, which is seen to be more infectious than other strains. There are concerns that the variant will soon spread across the EU. Portugal has now said it is likely to become the dominant variant in the country over the next weeks.
Police began checking drivers entering or leaving Lisbon on Friday afternoon. Authorities announced the measures just the day before, but officers say most residents knew something was coming their way.
Lisbon’s 2.8 million residents can only leave the area with a valid reason. And those living outside are barred from entering. They’re tough measures, but most people appeared to accept them.
Most people here are very aware of just how dangerous the virus can be. Portugal was hit hard earlier in the year. The country’s health system was on the verge of collapse. After a lockdown was imposed in January the tide gradually turned. Infection rates dropped and restriction were almost completely lifted.
But less than a month after Portugal reopened it borders to tourists from the UK and the rest of the EU, the country is seeing a new surge.
The government blamed the rapid spread of the delta variant for the sudden increase in cases. Portugal’s government says it is monitoring the rise in cases. And whether the snap travel ban will be repeated will be decided weekly.

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  1. This is because a lot of Indian living in European countries since many decades. Some of them brings their attitude from the country to European country and they are hard to integrate with the rules and restriction. See what happen to India now

  2. The Portuguese authorities allowed a bunch of English drunkards hooligans to come and roam around without masks and spread the new variant. This much incompetence should land them unelectable.

  3. Delta variant ? They just confirmed the 'delta plus ' Variant now.. they coming out with more variants faster than Samsung phone models..

  4. Speciesism is alive and well: Selfish humans are reaping the zoonotic rewards for their immoral treatment of every other non-human species on Earth. All these deadly new variants will keep on coming unless you change. However, you are blinded by the anthropocentric craving to get back to the old destructive normal. So, congratulations, these pandemics are well-deserved.

  5. Social-communist governement.
    While texas don’t even requires masks inside and the numbers still the same.
    Besides texas will not allow the communist Digital Pass to surveil people.
    Hungary have no masks outside, switzerland and sweeden same

  6. The Covid vaccine has never been approved, it's been authorized, an emergency authorization which puts it in the category of a medical experiment. (I personally never take any experiments)

    On December 11, 2020, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. On December 18, 2020, the FDA issued an EUA for the use of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. And on February 27, 2021 the FDA issued an EUA for the use of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine. The issuance of an EUA is different than an FDA approval (licensure) of a vaccine.

  7. "If someone dies WITH covid-19, we are counting that." -Direct quote from Dr. Birx at the Coronavirus Task Force press conference. You could literally make a stuffy nose the leading cause of death using this rule.

  8. My sister and brother-in-law suggest that after I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19, if I want to take a trip, I should fly in an airplane and visit Europe. However, I do not want to go to Europe and fly in an airplane where I have to be tested and quarantine. Do I have to listen to them? Please help me!

  9. The Indian quad-mutant virus has shorter incubation time and exponentially more viral load. It's already spreading in Europe, just in time for the colder months.

  10. It doesn't make any sense that the entire planet is masked and lockdown but sweden is the only country that lives normal life with no masks and no lockdowns.

  11. “The most different coronavirus variant is only 0.3% different from the original sequence as emailed out of Wuhan in … January 2020. 0.3% [is] the one [variant] that is the most different on the planet so far. And now another way of saying it is, ‘all of the variants are not less than 99.7% identical to each other.’ “Now, you might be thinking, ‘hmm, 0.3%, is that enough [to escape immunity and become more dangerous]?’ The answer is NO. Getaway, ya know, get out of here … — Dr. Michael Yeadon, Pfizer's former Vice President and Chief Scientist for Allergy & Respiratory who spent 32 years in the industry-leading new medicines research and retired from the pharmaceutical giant with “the most senior research position” in his field.

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  13. the portugal wanted to go faster but the new delta break their confidence and now they have to clise their frontier like moscow too , they think they are invinsible and this is the result , !!!

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