Portugal said today, Monday, that it had not recorded the previous day any deaths from the Coruna virus, for the first time since mid-March when general isolation was imposed, and recorded the lowest number of new cases of the virus in three months. "The situation has been very difficult in recent times, " said Minister of State for Health Antonio Salis, while tears fell in his eyes during a press conference.
We are very happy that this happened, "according to Reuters news agency.
"I would like to send this message of hope to the Portuguese, but I would like to ask them to help us preserve these numbers," he said.
The total confirmed cases of HIV in Portugal increased by 106 to 51,569, and 62 percent of new infections were recorded in and around Lisbon, where local outbreaks in the suburbs have caused concern of the authorities in the past two months.
The total number of deaths remained stable at 1,738 cases.
On May 4, Portugal, which relies heavily on tourism, began lifting restrictions imposed during a six-week general isolation, and the country was initially considered a success story in the fight against disease.