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Hotels and AL do Porto provide rooms to health professionals

In a statement, the Porto City Council said that this spontaneous response came from a coordinated work with the various hoteliers and owners of Local Accommodation (AL) in the city.

According to the Porto City Council, more than 180 rooms are already available to health professionals and many more can be used.

The autarchy also advances that it has not been only the entrepreneurs of the tourism sector to show availability and a high civic sense, but also the big companies of the city that has made available to the municipality financial and logistical availability to help fight the disease, in a demonstration unprecedented solidarity.

In Portugal, 331 people have been infected to date, but with no record of deaths, according to the daily bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

Of the confirmed cases, 192 are recovering at home and 139 are hospitalized, 18 of which in Intensive Care Units (ICU).

The DGS bulletin reports 2,908 suspected cases to date, of which 374 were awaiting laboratory results.

Of the people infected in Portugal, three recovered.

According to the bulletin, there are 4,592 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.

Currently, there are 18 active transmission chains in Portugal, four more than on Sunday.

The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, called a meeting of the State Council for Wednesday, to discuss the possible decision to enact a state of emergency.

Portugal has been on alert since Friday, and the Government has put civil protection means and security forces and services on standby.

Among the measures to contain the pandemic, the Government suspended classroom teaching activities in all schools as of today and imposed restrictions on commercial establishments and transportation, among others.

The Government also announced today the control of land borders with Spain, with nine crossing points and exclusively destined for the transport of goods and workers who have to travel for professional reasons.

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