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Seven new cases, four of them local transmission


This Saturday there are seven new cases of coronavirus in Madeira, four of which are locally transmitted “with connection to positive cases already diagnosed”, according to IASaúde.

There are three imported cases, all from the United Kingdom.

Today there are also 12 recovered cases, with 167 now active cases of infection.

As for suspected cases, there are 43, 28 of which are linked to positive cases and 15 resulting from airport screening operations.

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SECRETARIAT CONFIRMS ACTIVATION OF CONTINGENCY PLAN IN THREE SCHOOLS IN THE REGION


As the JM had already announced earlier this Friday afternoon, the contingency plans of the Basic and Secondary Schools Dr. Ângelo Augusto da Silva (EBSAAS) and Gonçalves Zarco (EBSGZ) and the Professional School Dr. Francisco Fernandes (EPFF) were activated. , following the positive test result for COVID-19 of students from these schools.

According to the procedures provided for in the aforementioned contingency plans and the determinations of the regional Health Authority, a group of 35 students, 25 from an EBSAAS class and 10 from EPFF, were identified for testing, informs the Department of Education , Science and Technology (SRE) in a statement.

The EBS Gonçalves Zarco student who was positively tested did not attend classes during this week, so the respective class did and will continue to carry out their teaching activity normally.

With the exception of the aforementioned group of students, who will be subjected to testing and who, as such, will not attend the respective schools, the educational establishments in question will operate on a normal basis, with the performance of the usual academic activities being ensured, under conditions of safety.

In these cases, “it is necessary to highlight the prophylactic attitude of the students’ relatives who, in the face of symptomatic suspicions, kept them away from their school communities, respecting the isolation rules and recommendations”, says the SRE.

The Secretariat also informs that, in relation to the School of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles Bartolomeu Perestrelo, the group of students who maintained contact with the student who tested positive for COVID-19 last week has already returned to activity normal school last Tuesday, which will happen for the student’s class next Monday. The student in question will remain at home until otherwise indicated by the health authorities.

The SRE therefore calls for strict observance of the rules and recommendations of the Health authority and the procedures of the schools’ contingency plans.

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TAP Christmas flight prices “obscene”


The PSD party Madeira has launched criticism at national flag carrier TAP in relation to prices being charged by the airline for travel over the Christmas period.

“These are obscene prices”, declared PSD deputy Bruno Melim in the plenary session of the Legislative Assembly of Madeira.

The question was raised by the Social Democratic parliamentarian Carlos Rodrigues, who stated that “a person from Madeira who intends to come home at Christmas will pay €1,143 to fly with TAP”.

The deputies recalled that these prices are charged by an airline whose share capital is 72.5 percent owned by the State, considering that the Government of the Republic looks at Portugal “as starting in Braga and ending at the tip of Sagres”, without assuming its Atlantic dimension.

Bruno Melim indicated that the prices demanded by TAP at Christmas are “two and a half times more expensive than in an English company”, so students from Madeira who attend educational establishments in

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MADEIRA REGISTERS 13 MORE NEW CASES, 7 OF LOCAL TRANSMISSION


Today there are 13 new positive cases to report, so RAM now counts 440 confirmed cases of covid-19 in the regional territory. These are 6 imported cases (2 from the LVT Reg(mainland) , 2 from the Czech Republic, 1 Poland and 1 from the Netherlands) and 7 cases of local transmission.

There are also, according to the IASAÚDE report, 25 new situations that are currently being studied by health authorities, 9 from the airport screening operation and 16 related to contacts with positive cases or situations reported to the SRS24 line.

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IASAÚDE EXPLAINS THE ORIGIN OF CASES OF LOCAL TRANSMISSION


Of the 13 new cases of covid-19 recorded today in Madeira, seven are locally transmitted.

In relation to these cases, the report released a few moments ago by IASAÚDE states that the epidemiological investigation of one of the recently diagnosed cases made it possible to identify some risk contacts, having today identified a number of positive cases that include two workers from the Social Security Institute of Madeira and three members of the household of one of these professionals (namely two young students and another adult).

As a result of this situation, the Madeira Social Security Institute, two schools in the municipality of Funchal and the Municipality of this municipality, were informed, which activated the respective contingency plans.

The epidemiological investigation of another confirmed case this week also made it possible to identify yet another positive case, which will be the source of the transmission. The epidemiological investigation of this case is ongoing.

Another case of local transmission was identified today, in association with a newly diagnosed imported case. He is a young man who was already being accompanied by the health authorities and remained in isolation for a week, after contact with the imported case.

 

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TWO WORKERS FROM FUNCHAL CHAMBER TEST POSITIVE


The Funchal City Council informs that it was aware this Friday, October 30, by IASaúde, that two workers of the city council tested positive for COVID-19, even though the referred cases are not related to each other. The Municipality immediately activated its internal Contingency Plan.

As soon as the Funchal City Council became aware of the positive cases, one in the Legal and Inspection Department, located in the Paços do Concelho, and the other in Águas do Funchal, a building based in Santa Maria Maior, the internal contingency plan was activated, and all necessary steps are being taken to help identify any contacts that have occurred, in close collaboration with IASaúde.

The divisions where the workers concerned exercised their functions have already been closed, with the complete cleaning of the spaces in question now being followed.

Miguel Albuquerque assure the population the situations today are under control, and contact tracing is being carried out, and asks the population not to panic.

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Friday Foto


Thanks to Mike Prior for these few photos he took the other week on a trip to the island.

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Enjoy a Taste of Madeira


Enjoy this nice video showing many of your favourites from this island, what else can you add to the list.???

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There are two coronavirus patients with no association with positive cases identified


The President of the Regional Government has just confirmed what AgoraMadeira had already said in the interpretation of the latest IASaúde newsletters, that there are two cases of coronavirus in the Region,  without the source of the infection identified.

“There are two patients with coronavirus, with no association between them, that until now it has not been possible for health authorities to know where they contracted covid-19. It was not yet possible to identify the origin of these contagions and the work continues to be done at this moment, ”admitted Miguel Albuquerque a moment ago.

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Four new cases, one of them local transmission, and 44 suspected cases


This Thursday, there are four new cases of coronavirus in Madeira, one of which is locally transmitted and linked to a recently diagnosed positive case, says IASaúde.

The other three cases are imported – two from the United Kingdom and one from the Czech Republic.

Today there are also three recovered patients, with 161 now active cases of infection on the island. 

This Thursday there are also 44 suspected cases, 41 of which are associated with positive cases and the rest were detected at the airport.

From Agora Madeira