says Health Secretary
The Diario reports that Regional Secretary of Health and Civil Protection, Pedro Ramos has again said that he considered it “unacceptable” and “inadmissible” everything that happened since the first week of vaccination of children against COVID-19: “Parents must be aware that the vaccination of children is an act of protection at a time when their public health is at risk”, he stressed.
At a previous press conference on Boxing Day, he had announced that since vaccinations were released for children only 1190 had received them – only 8% of the children in the Region.
13 ships for the New Year “a success”
At the same time Ramos said that the record number of ships scheduled for the Port of Funchal on New Year’s Eve was a reason for “great happiness”, since “it is yet another example that the recovery of the Madeira economy is on its true course”.
“Thirteen ships in Madeira in 2021, after two years of pandemic, means that Madeira, in terms of the pandemic, performed well, so it is a healthy, safe and sustainable Region”Pedro Ramos
On December 31, 2019, there were also 13 cruise ships – the highest number to date.
Most of the liners that will be present operate for the German market: AIDAnova, AIDAmar, AIDAsol, Mein Schiff 3, Mein Shiff Herz, Vasco da Gama, Amadea, and Amera
With passengers mostly from the United Kingdom, the ships Queen Elizabeth, Borealis, Bolette, Marella Explorer, and Sea Cloud Spirit, will also be in Funchal at the end of the year.
Whilst talking about vaccinations for children Pedro Ramos also took the opportunity to remind people that the restrictions that have been in force since 18 November are maintained (link below). Since these restrictions came in around 7,000 people who had not availed themselves previously have been vaccinated for the first time.
COVID-19 in Madeira: daily updates can be found in an earlier post
Travel latest: requirements for entering and leaving Madeira: is kept up-to-date on a previous post
New restrictions: a detailed updated explanation of the latest regulations can be found here