The reopening of the Germano de Sousa laboratories was scheduled for Monday, but it was not possible due to security risks. The group should reopen doors this Tuesday, first in Porto.
Germano de Sousa group suffered a cyber-attack, which led to the closure of its laboratories for four days. During this period, over 30,000 PCR tests on Covid-19 remained unperformed, according to RTP.
The reopening of the Germano de Sousa laboratories was scheduled for Monday, but it was not possible to ensure the necessary technical conditions. Thus, the doors should only reopen this Tuesday, first in Porto and then in the remaining spaces of the group spread across the country.
It was last Thursday that the laboratories were the target of a cyber-attack. Speaking to RTP3, the company’s president, José Germano de Sousa, explained that the attack “mainly affected communication between collection stations and central laboratories and clients”.