DGS confirms three positive cases of Covid-19 at headquarters

DGS "informs that three positive cases of covid-19 have been confirmed at its headquarters, so far, leaving ten workers in prophylactic isolation", reports a note released tonight to the newsrooms.

The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) announced today that there are, "so far", three people infected with SARS-CoV-2 at the headquarters of the organization, and that the director-general, Graça Freitas, "maintains slight symptoms" .

DGS "informs that three positive cases of covid-19 have been confirmed at its headquarters, so far, leaving ten workers in prophylactic isolation", reports a note released tonight to the newsrooms.

The statement adds that Graça Freitas "maintains mild symptoms".

The Directorate-General for Health guarantees that “operationality will be maintained in this critical period of the pandemic by covid-19, through its deputy directors-general, its officers and workers”.

Since “a large part of the team” was telecommuting, it will be possible to ensure “the replacement of workers” who will remain in prophylactic isolation.

The Director-General of Health, Graça Freitas, tested positive for the infection by SARS-CoV-2, being in isolation and with mild symptoms of covid-19, announced today the Directorate-General for Health.

According to DGS, Graça Freitas tested positive on Tuesday and shows mild symptoms of the disease.

"The tracking of contacts by the Regional Health Authority is currently underway, to identify all people potentially exposed," he said in a statement.

The press conference that was scheduled today at the DGS has been canceled.

The Deputy Secretary of State for Health, António Lacerda Sales, and the Secretary of State for Health, Diogo Serras Lopes, tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 infection, was announced today.

“The government officials of the Ministry of Health conducted a screening test at Covid-19 yesterday [Tuesday] night, day 1, following the identification of contact with the director-general of Health, Graça Freitas, and were not considered contacts of high risk by health authorities, ”the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

Portugal accounts for at least 4.645 deaths associated with covid-19 in 303.846 confirmed cases of infection, according to the latest bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.

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