Cover of the Lancet Migration Situational Brief on Portugal – EN

Situational brief on Portugal – EN

Covid response and migrant health in Portugal

Portugal took early action to control the COVID-19 epidemic, declaring the State of Emergency on 18th March 2020, and imposing restrictions on economic activity and social life when there were only 62 cases of COVID-19 per million inhabitants and no COVID-19 deaths. The Government of Portugal, which is a national sovereignty body with political, legislative and administrative functions, learning from the fast growth of the epidemic and its impact in Italy and Spain initiated the response to COVID-19 in an early phase of the epidemic and the population followed recommendations.

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Publication date:
31 July 2020

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