Reopening of frontiers with Spain “will not come soon”, says PM

The reopening of frontiers with Spain will not come soon, prime minister António Costa has conceded today. A decision will only come when both countries conclude that ‘conditions of safety’ exist, he told journalists. “As you all know, Portugal is in a process of deconfinement, but it is a slow process in which we have to measure the evolution of Covid-19 pandemic every day”. As things stand, Spain currently has 211,343 active cases of Covid-19 in which 2,289 relate to people in a critical condition. But latest reports suggest fully-vaccinated people in Spain now outnumber the Covid cases and close to 35% ‘could have partial immunity to the virus’. This is more than the percentage in Portugal which is running at around 27%.