Portugal “a few weeks away from having pandemic under control”, says PM

Portugal is just a few weeks away from having the pandemic under control. This was the message of prime minister Costa yesterday, in a speech where he insisted that nonetheless citizens will have to maintain all measures of personal protection: mask wearing, physical distancing and hand hygiene. Mr Costa based his predictions on the “success of (Portugal’s) vaccination campaign which is well on track to having 85% of the population fully-vaccinated by the end of this month (if not before).