Timorese government applies mandatory confinement in Dili for seven days – LUSA

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Dili, 25 ago 2021 (Lusa) – The Timorese Government has today decided to apply mandatory confinement to the entire population of Dili, to try to control the transmission of the delta variant of the new coronavirus, for seven days from Friday ….
The Government said that ′′ the general household confinement of the population of the municipality of Dili is required between 00:00 on August 27 [16:00 in Lisbon on Thursday] and 23:59 [15:59 in Lisbon] of September 02, 2021 “, according to a statement.
The confinement applies to ′′ all persons residing or currently in the municipality of Dili, who must remain in their homes or in their temporary accommodation places, including reception centres “, he added.
Exits from home are allowed only ′′ for health reasons, work, for access to top-need goods and services and for receiving the covid-19 vaccine “, the same note noted.
During that period, ′′ the movement of public transportation throughout the area of the municipality of Dili ′′ is prohibited “, collective religious celebrations are suspended and the organization and holding of funeral ceremonies involving the participation of more than ten people “, that at these ceremonies must wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
The order compels the closure to the public of ′′ all commercial, industrial, craft or service providers, except for the sale of food and other essential goods, electricity, telecommunications, medical care , pharmacies, fuel stations and financial institutions “.
Restaurants ′′ can provide takeaway or home delivery meals and other establishments that are closed to the public can develop their activity through home delivery services “, he said.
Activity is allowed for walking food vendors and other essential goods, with Manleuana and Taibessi municipal markets running between 06:00 and 18:00.
The decision arises after a significant increase in new infections, hospitalizations and deaths in East Timor during August, due to the delta variant that is already dominant in Dili and elsewhere in the country, according to preliminary studies.
During the meeting and after hearing a presentation of the epidemiological situation by the Integrated Center for Crisis Management (IGC), the Government further determined the measures to be applied during the next state of emergency, in effect until September 29
From August 31, all activities involving the agglomeration of people across the country are prohibited.
Until September 13, the imposition of sanitary fences in Dili and Ermera continues, in addition to two new certain healthcare facilities in Covalima and Baucau, between Thursday and September 08
Health fences are still in place ′′ in the areas covered by Naimeco juice, at the Administrative Post of Pante Macassar, and by the Juice Bobometo, at the Administrative Post of Oesilo, both in the Special Administrative Region of Oe-Cusse Ambeno until 23:59 [15:59 in Lisbon] on September 08th “.
The home confinement of the population of Ermera e Railaco Administrative Posts of Ermera and Railaco until 23:59 pm until next Wednesday.
Since the start of the covid-19 pandemic, East Timor has recorded 51 dead and 14.935 cases, with 3.816 being active.
covid-19 has caused at least 4.439.888 deaths worldwide, among more than 212,4 million new coronavirus infections recorded since the beginning of the pandemic, according to France-Presse agency’s latest balance sheet.
In Portugal, since March 2020, 17.658 people have died and 1.022.807 confirmed infections have been counted, according to data from the Directorate-General for Health.
Respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected at the end of 2019 in Wuhan, city of central China, and currently with variants identified in countries such as UK, India, South Africa, Brazil or Peru.
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