The vice-president of the municipality thanked the “wave of solidarity” that was generated, with many messages arriving daily from people and institutions, but regretted the way “a situation as delicate as this has been treated by some media organizations. and on social networks ”.
“Wait for official information from the municipality”, appealed Conceição Azevedo, adding that they should also avoid relaying “unconfirmed information”.
At the end of Sunday afternoon, the municipality issued a statement in which it referred to “an unfavorable evolution, with worsening of the clinical condition” by Almeida Henriques in the last hours.The social-democratic mayor took the covid-19 test on March 4 and, despite the positive result, he felt good and “only with mild symptoms”, having continued to work from home. However, a few days later, due to the worsening of the symptoms, he went to the emergency room of the Hospital de São Teotónio, in Viseu, and ended up being hospitalized “for a better evaluation of the evolution”.
On March 10, Almeida Henriques was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit, due to the “worsening of respiratory failure”, which “led to the need for intubation and mechanical ventilation”.
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