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Miguel Pereira

Portugal's COVID-19 nightmare eases but end of lockdown still out of sight

Feb 23 2021

LISBON While the number of COVID-19 cases in Portugal is falling, the the far slower decline in hospitalisations and intensive care patients has left Lisbon residents resigned to the nationwide lockdown lasting for many more weeks.

Portugal airlifts COVID patients to Madeira as hospitals near capacity

Jan 29 2021

LISBON Ambulances under police escort rushed three intensive-care patients from overstretched Lisbon hospitals to a military base on Friday to be airlifted to the island of Madeira.

"No end in sight": Portugal's hospitals on brink as COVID cases surge

Jan 28 2021

CASCAIS, Portugal COVID-19 patient Joao Cordeiro has beaten the virus and is about to go home, and his children also made quick recoveries from the disease. But his family's battle with an epidemic that is raging across Portugal is far from over.

Portugal urged to seek international help as COVID-19 deaths hit record

Jan 27 2021

LISBON Portugal's government was urged to transfer COVID-19 patients abroad on Tuesday as deaths hit a record high and the oxygen supply system of a large hospital near Lisbon partly failed from overuse. | Video

Portugal President Rebelo de Sousa wins new term in socially distanced ballot

Jan 24 2021

LISBON Portugal's centre-right president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, won a second term on Sunday in an election marked by record abstention as the country battles a crippling third wave of coronavirus contagion.

Portugal's daily COVID deaths hit record high as hospitals struggle

Jan 18 2021

LISBON Portugal, initially praised for its swift response to the coronavirus pandemic, recorded a record number of COVID-19 related deaths on Monday as its hospitals struggled to cope.

Cash-strapped Lisbon shops fear for future ahead of new COVID-19 lockdown

Jan 14 2021

LISBON Cafe owner Francisco Pereira opened his doors one last time on Thursday before Portugal's second lockdown comes into force to halt a record surge in coronavirus infections. Like many others, he fears his family business might not survive.

Cash-strapped Lisbon shops fear for future ahead of new COVID-19 lockdown

Jan 14 2021

LISBON, Jan 14 Cafe owner Francisco Pereira opened his doors one last time on Thursday before Portugal's second lockdown comes into force to halt a record surge in coronavirus infections. Like many others, he fears his family business might not survive.

'Can't take any more': Lisbon's bar, restaurant workers protest amid COVID-19 rules

Nov 14 2020

LISBON Paula Barroso's bar in Lisbon has been shut for eight months and she already had to let some workers go due to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Now she is scared she will not be able to make ends meets much longer.

Portugal's shoemakers switch from fancy to comfy to survive pandemic

Nov 11 2020

FELGUEIRAS, Portugal Weddings were postponed, cocktail parties cancelled and work events replaced by video calls. With social gatherings severely curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic, people have been buying far fewer shoes. | Video

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