IT IS tempting to think that the changing of rules on holiday destinations is simply to show who is boss.
The headline is that the number of positive Covid cases in Portugal has ‘nearly doubled’ in the last three weeks. But that takes the figure to 5.4 per 100,000 people per day, a tiny proportion, and we are not even being told how many of them are actually unwell. If the number of infections in Portugal is so dangerous that anyone returning after 4am on Tuesday June 8 must isolate for ten days, why are they not being told to return at once? There is no logic to a five-day delay.
It is the same old story – the public must be kept in suspense, with the lifting of restrictions on June 21 being dangled just out of reach. With Covid deaths (or deaths attributed to Covid) at or around zero, the psy ops folks have had to come up with another way of keeping control, and wrecking holiday plans is as good as any.