Students go back to school. England gives two tests a week

Students go back to school. England gives two tests a week
Students go back to school. England gives two tests a week
Portugal starts today the second phase of the deflation. Students from the 2nd and 3rd cycles resume face-to-face classes, day centers, equipment for the disabled and terraces reopen.

This second step is taken at a time when the transmissibility index (Rt) continues to rise, having already passed the barrier [1] defined by the Government in the Algarve.

The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) and the National Health Institute Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) indicate, in the ‘red lines’ report, that the Rt has been increasing since mid-February and that at national level it stands at 0 , 97, and in the Algarve it is at 1.19.

Consult the maps of the evolution of the pandemic of the new coronavirus in Portugal and in the rest of the world.

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11:50 a.m. – You Azores in the last 24 hours, they diagnosed three new cases of covid-19, all in São Miguel, in the municipality of Nordeste, and nine patients remain hospitalized on the largest Azorean island.

11h40 – Timorese authorities announced today that they have registered 52 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Dili during the weekend, almost all asymptomatic.

11:30 am – Stanford University researchers announced this Saturday that they had identified at least a case of the new variant of India in California, USA. This will be the first case in the country.

11h00 – Catarina Martins marked the return to face-to-face teaching in the 2nd and 3rd cycles with a visit to a school in Loures. Speaking to journalists, the coordinator of the Bloco de Esquerda said that “schools have done their part” and called for more support to the school community.

10h50 – Although Brazil is experiencing the worst phase of the pandemic, the illegal parties continue. This Sunday, the Brazilian authorities interrupted a party in São Paulo that gathered almost 100 people. The event was called on social networks, including the sale of tickets. According to what was reported by G1, the party location was poorly ventilated and about half of the participants did not wear a mask. In addition, they shared ‘shisha’.

10h40 – Africa recorded an additional 379 deaths due to covid-19 in the last 24 hours, for a total of 113,848, and 16,225 new cases, according to official data on the pandemic in the region

10h35- Algarve: The Local Command of the Olhão Maritime Police ended at dawn today, around 3:30 am, with a gathering of 10 people in a residence on the island of Culatra, who were in a festive environment and consuming alcoholic beverages.

10h00 Pandemic is an “opportunity” to replan care of those who live in homes. Researchers at the Center for Research in Health Technologies and Services (CINTESIS) concluded, in a study involving 784 professionals, that the pandemic is a “unique opportunity” to redefine priorities and replant the care provided to those residing in homes.

9h30 – Everyone in England will be able to test Covid-19 twice a week starting next Friday, reports the BBC. Rapid tests will be offered to the population and will be available in pharmacies, testing centers or even sent by post. The measure is part of the country’s new testing campaign.

9h10 – Mário Nogueira stressed, on Monday morning, the importance of returning to face-to-face education “with some better conditions from the point of view of security”, referring to the testing and vaccination of teachers and non-teachers.

“It’s very important [regressar às salas de aula] because classroom teaching is irreplaceable “, he said, pointing out the “enormous effort” made by teachers, parents and students to make distance learning work in the best possible way. Returning to face-to-face education today is “one more step so that at least this year we will not see any more damage to students’ learning”, stressed the leader of Fenprof, hoping that it is possible until the end of the year “to keep the normality possible”, that is, “to stay until the end of the school year in classroom teaching”.

Mário Nogueira, who highlighted as positive points the testing and vaccination of school professionals, criticized the Government for “stubbornly” not allowing more crowded classes to be divided in order to keep the distance in the classrooms.

As for disinfection, “it was important that, at the beginning of this period, schools already had professionals to guarantee this cleaning” that the pandemic context requires, he said in statements to SIC Notícias.

8h45 – The first 24,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to be used in Timor-Leste to combat covid-19 arrived in Dili today, where they were received with applause and with traditional and Timorese religious ceremonies.

8h40 – “If the dangerous trend of nationalism and vaccine accumulation in the richest countries continues, it could delay a global recovery”, warns UN Secretary-General António Guterres, arguing that “we must ensure that vaccines are available and accessible to everyone as quickly as possible”.

8h25 – On the day that 2nd and 3rd cycles resume face-to-face education, the Directorate-General for Health launches a manual to help parents choose healthy snacks for their children to take to school. The health authority admits that confinement may have hampered the fight against childhood obesity.

8:10 am – Housing: About a quarter of the refusals of requests for support for payment of housing rent by the Institute of Housing and Urban Rehabilitation (IHRU) were due to the lack of a valid lease agreement, according to government data.

8h05 – Tourism in Thailand: Mass vaccination on the island of Phuket (Thailand) that aims to vaccinate 460,000 people by July 1, when vaccinated tourists will no longer have to quarantine. “If we get immunity for 70-80% of the island’s population, we can receive foreign tourists who have been vaccinated without the need for quarantine,” Phuket’s deputy governor, Piyapong Choowong, told Reuters. The country thus intends to rebuild the tourism sector that was devastated by the pandemic.

7h55 – The students of the 2nd and 3rd cycles today resume their face-to-face classes, within the scope of second phase of the country’s deconfinition plan due to the pandemic, which also provides for the reopening of day centers, equipment for the disabled and terraces.

7h50 – You USA recorded 215 deaths due to covid-19 in the past 24 hours, in addition to 36,699 new cases, the independent count from Johns Hopkins University said on Sunday.

7h45 – O Mexico recorded 136 deaths from covid-19 and 1,263 cases of the disease in the past 24 hours, Mexican officials said on Sunday.

7h20 – A India recorded 478 deaths due to covid-19 and 103,558 cases of the disease in the last 24 hours, a new high since the beginning of the pandemic, with the country experiencing a second wave.

7h10 – Germany exceeds the 77,000 fatalities of the pandemic. Germany begins the week with a record of 50 more deaths and 8,497 infected by Covid-19. In cumulative terms, the country now totals 77,013 deaths and 2893883 infected since the beginning of the pandemic.

7h00- Good Morning! Here we begin the follow-up TO THE MINUTE of this Monday, the day when the country takes the second step in the plan of deflation.

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