social distancing

Portuguese translation: distanciamento social

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English term or phrase:social distancing
Portuguese translation:distanciamento social
Entered by: Teresa Borges

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10:55 Apr 9, 2020
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COVID-19 - Medical - Medical (general)
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English term or phrase: social distancing
Definition from Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
The practice of maintaining a greater than usual physical distance from other people or of avoiding direct contact with people or objects in public places during the outbreak of a contagious disease in order to minimize exposure and reduce the transmission of infection.

Example sentence(s):
  • How people across the globe are discussing social distancing Forward
  • Within the last two weeks, the world watched as Hong Kong eased its strict containment policies and saw a swift resurgence in the number of new cases within the country, CNN reported. The U.S. could face a similar situation if Americans don't adhere to social distancing measures for an adequate amount of time, Alessa said. Live Science
  • The only real question is whether we have an adequate handle on exactly where the line is between extreme social distancing and allowing business to continue as normal. Vox
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distanciamento social
Definition:
O distanciamento social consiste em reduzir propositadamente ao mínimo possível o contacto fisicamente próximo com outras pessoas.

É a uma das principais regras de prevenção aconselhadas pelas autoridades de saúde para conter a progressão de uma epidemia e evitar a infeção das pessoas que correm maior risco de vida.
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distanciamento social


Definition from Hospital da Luz:
O distanciamento social consiste em reduzir propositadamente ao mínimo possível o contacto fisicamente próximo com outras pessoas.

É a uma das principais regras de prevenção aconselhadas pelas autoridades de saúde para conter a progressão de uma epidemia e evitar a infeção das pessoas que correm maior risco de vida.

Example sentence(s):
  • A covid-19 trouxe consigo um novo imperativo: a regra do “distanciamento social”. Tal como o vírus, o distanciamento social chegou sem aviso, mudou as nossas vidas e não se sabe quando terminará. - Jornal O Público  
  • De há algumas semanas para cá temos sido todos aconselhados, de modo a conter a pandemia de coronavírus, a adotar medidas de distanciamento social, as quais vieram depois a ser legalmente impostas. Não pretendo aqui discutir o acerto destas medidas, que espero ajudem a conter a propagação do vírus, mas quero abertamente contestar a expressão utilizada – «distanciamento social» – e, sobretudo, esclarecer o seu conceito. - Jornal Observador  
  • Medidas de distanciamento social podem ter de se prolongar por mais 18 meses - Jornal Expresso  
Teresa Borges
Portugal
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