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Health officials around the world have issued warnings that some countries might relax their coronavirus virus too much, increasing the likelihood of a new wave of infection.

When the rules were relaxed in Britain on Monday, the Association for Public Health Directors (ADPH) said “increasingly worried that the government misjudged this balancing act and lifted too many restrictions, too soon.”

ADPH President Jeanelle de Gruchy said leading scientists and public health experts believe that recent national policy announcements in the UK – including reopening schools and businesses that are not important and allowing more social contact – are not “supported by science.”

Prof. Sally Bloomfield, Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the word lifting so many actions at once “doesn’t look like lifting the lid gently” and means that if the situation worsens, full locking needs to be reapplied.

I am afraid our desire to socialize means that the critical nature of our situation is being forgotten, “he added.

Dr Stephen Griffin, Associate Professor at the University of Leeds School of Medicine, said relaxed action for those most at risk “seems to have a little grounding in reality.”

“It is very important that sacrifices made during confinement are not canceled in a hasty manner,” he said.

Other countries reopened: Moscow will also begin to gradually ease some of the restrictions on coronavirus locking from Monday.

Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin said in a video conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week that the Russian capital would allow some non-essential businesses to be reopened and scheduled to run.

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“I am just worried that traveling in Moscow will be like a Labor Day holiday, so we will start in trial mode,” he said.

The official number of Covid-19 deaths in Russia is relatively low compared to countries with a similar number of infections, but analysts question the official counting method that allows deaths to be associated with patients who test positive for coronavirus with other chronic conditions.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte also approved a recommendation to loosen the Covid-19 locking act in the capital Manila starting Monday, according to CNN Philippines.

According to CNN Philippines, this decision is also in line with recommendations from all 17 Metro Manila mayors who want to see unnecessary businesses reopened to help restart the ailing economy.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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