Covid-19: Portuguese prime minister in quarantine

  • ECO News
  • 30 June 2021

The Prime Minister has been quarantined after coming into contact with an infected person.

Portugal’s Prime minister is in quarantine by indication of the health authorities. A member of his cabinet tested positive for Covid-19, forcing António Costa to self-isolate, even though he is fully vaccinated and tested negative for the disease.

“Due to having been in contact with a member of the Cabinet who turned out to be a confirmed positive case of Covid-19, and despite having already had the two doses of the vaccine for over a month and a half and having complied with the rules of physical distance and wearing a mask, the Prime Minister is complying with a period of prophylactic isolation determined by the health authorities,” reads a statement sent by the Portuguese government.

It should be noted that the Portuguese prime minister had already been tested for Covid-19 on Monday after being in contact with his Luxembourg counterpart, Xavier Bettel, who tested positive on Sunday. The test result was also negative.