“Country has prepared itself for the worst scenario”. Portugal makes news abroad again
The text in “The Guardian” starts by stating that “the low number of coronavirus cases in the country” is attributed by the Portuguese government to a “quick and flexible response to the ‘worst case scenario'” and to the “early closure of schools and universities in March 16th”.
The article also mentions that, “although about 22% of the 10.3 million people in Portugal are 65 or older, which makes them particularly vulnerable to the virus, the country has so far registered just over 20,000 cases and 714 deaths – much less than the neighbors “. Pay attention to the numbers of other European countries: more than 195 thousand cases and more than 20 thousand deaths in Spain; more than 175 thousand cases and more than 23 thousand deaths in Italy; more than 111 thousand cases and almost 20 thousand deaths in France.
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