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Portugal votes today whether to extend the state of emergency to bend the curve

Lisbon.  EFE / EPA / JOSE SENA GOULAO / Archive Lisbon. . / EPA / JOSE SENA GOULAO / Archive

Lisbon, Nov 20 . .- The Portuguese Parliament votes this Friday on the extension of the state of emergency, in force until November 23, according to the proposal of Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, in a context where they have not yet reached the peak maximum number of infected, which could arrive next week.
Yesterday, Portugal registered a new daily record of infections with 6,994 positives, so the state of emergency will be extended, after the parliamentary process, for another fifteen days.
At present, of the 308 regions of the country, 191 are in a curfew, so their neighbors cannot go out on the street, with few exceptions, from 23 to 5 hours (Monday to Friday) and from 13 to 5 hours on weekends.
With 3,017 patients admitted, of which 458 are in intensive care, the president of the Portuguese Society of Intensive Care, João Gouveia, has indicated that the occupancy rate in ICUs dedicated to Covid-19 is 84%.
Since March, the country has accumulated 243,009 positives and 3,701 deaths and foresees that the maximum peak of deaths from Covid of this second wave will be reached during the second week of December.