Frontiers should say closed to avoid spread of variants, say experts

Following on from all the talk about a third wave in northern Europe, experts in Lisbon today are stressing the importance of maintaining Portugal’s frontiers ‘controlled’ as they are, only allowing essential traffic through and access to nationals and legal residents. João Paulo Gomes in charge of of the Bioinformation nucleus at INSA’s department of infectious diseases has told the meeting: “we are deconfining and the South African variant is present in various countries that have strong flight connections with Portugal”.