I ma fascinated that your country, amongst a few others, still have zero case if the Coronavirus.
Here in Portugal I think we were lucky in that we declared a state of emergency very early, just a few days after the first COVID-19 death was reported.
So far, Portugal has 535 COVID-19 deaths, which works out as 52 per one million of our population.
Compare that to Spain, with more than 18,000 have been killed by the disease, giving it a rate of 385 fatalities for each one million inhabitants.
So far we are doing ok.
I also on your website that the testing machine has arrived, which is very good for your country.
The only thing I can say based on our experience is that there has to be a massive testing campaign of the general population.
One thing that had me thinking when reading through countries that are in fact COVID-19 free is that most, if not all, do not have the capacity to test in-country. I think that says a lot.
Test, test, test!
Covid 19 free status and the need to test!
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