Regional Government
Citizen Space
Business Space
About Azores
  news Legislation Schedule Communities Contacts Portal Map Links Help
Versão PortuguesaMUDAR LÍNGUA
See in: entities  categories

Agriculture and Forestry
Business Relations with the Regional Government
Civil Protection
Closing a company
Economical Inspection
Financing and Incentives
Housing and Infrastructures
Human Resource Management
Inovation, Reserach and Development and Technology
Law, Regulations
Science and Technology
Social Security
Starting a company
Statistics and Indicators


Get News of the Government by RSS - click here
Know more about RSS ...


Angra do Heroísmo ,  March 15, 2020

Press release from the Regional Health Authority

The Regional Health Authority informs that regarding the eight suspected cases reported Saturday, seven cases tested negative and one case tested positive for infection with the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 disease.
The positive result awaits a second test to be conducted by the Dr. Ricardo Jorge National Health Institute.
The positive case corresponds to a 29-year-old female resident on the island of Terceira with history of recent travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Felgueiras, Mainland Portugal.
Currently, she is hospitalised at the Santo Espírito Hospital on the island of Terceira and her clinical situation is stable.
After contacting the Azores Health Line - 808 24 60 24 - on March 12 and despite not meeting the criteria for suspected case, her situation was identified and actively monitored, through two-way communication. The patient complied with the prophylactic isolation recommendations.
With the new definition of suspected case adopted today, the procedures for the collection of biological samples and laboratory evaluation were activated at the    Specialised Service of Epidemiology and Molecular Biology (SEEBMO) at the Santo Espírito Hospital on the island of Terceira.
At the moment, the procedures defined for confirmed case are in progress and the Health Authorities are promoting the surveillance of close contacts.
The patient in question took the Ryanair FR6037 Porto/Terceira flight on March 9 in seat 23 E.
Passengers on that flight who have not yet been contacted by the Regional Health Authority should call the Azores Health Line - 808 24 60 24.
The Regional Health Authority reiterates the need to comply with all recommendations already made public in this regard, especially that, in case of symptoms, patients should not seek a Hospital or Health Unit, but rather call the Azores Health Line - 808 24 60 24.
For more information, please consult the Regional Government's website dedicated to this pandemic at or the Regional Directorate for Health Facebook page at
The Government of the Azores also makes available the Azores Non-Medical COVID-19 Information Line -800 29 29 29 -, which operates every day of the week from 8 am to 8 pm, as well as the email address for clarification on the measures adopted in the Region to face the novel coronavirus pandemic.


Official government press-releases presented in all foreign languages interfaces of the Azorean Government Portal (Portal do Governo dos Açores) are a sub-set of the government's official press-releases daily output and are chosen for translation and publication on the foreign language interfaces based on audience segmentation criteria. The entire collection of the Azorean government press-releases is available in portuguese, here, from the GACS Press Office site.

   Print   Send Send News   GaCS GaCS Site   Regional Press Regional Press   rss  

Last News

Advanced Search >>


This e-mail address is at your disposal for you to place your questions to the Regional Government of the Azores.
Ask the Government!


Health Ombudsman
Listen to this Page LISTEN
Go to top of page TOP
help HELP
Versão PortuguesaMUDAR LÍNGUA

Símbol of Acessibilidade on Web
main | President | Regional Government | Citizen Space | Business Space | About Azores | My Site