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303 deaths in Portuguese prisons in last five years

The last five years have seen 303 deaths in Portuguese prisons, a number of them avoidable. Prison guard syndicate Carlos Sousa has explained that...

New rules for funerals

After almost a year in which funerals were allowed to go ahead with open caskets (if relatives so requested) DGS health chiefs have issued...

State ordered to pay compensation over ‘another abuse’ by SEF at Lisbon airport

Another situation of abuse by SEF inspectors has found in favour of the victim. This time it was a security guard with Prossegur ‘detained...

Manuel Pinho fails to be released from house arrest, but moves locations

Failing to be freed from house arrest, former economy minister Manuel Pinho has succeeded at least in being able to change the venue. He...

Lagos’ São Gonçalo hospital becomes ‘exclusively’ available to SNS public health service

Lagos’ formerly private São Gonçalo hospital has from today become integrated within the Algarve chain of State-run hospitals (CHUA, standing for Centro Hospitalar Universitário...

New legal challenge: Father-of-three gets himself arrested to question Portugal’s State of Calamity

In another legal challenge prompted by rules brought in in the name of the pandemic, a 41-year-old father of three has become the first...

EU agrees to “do away with tests and quarantines for citizens with Covid Digital...

Even though it is well-accepted now that the fully-jabbed (and boosted) can transmit the virus, and become infected, Member States of the EU today...

Tavira in the 16th century through the eyes of archaeology

On Tuesday, February 1, the Algarve Archaeological Association (AAA) will be presenting two lectures, in English, by archaeologists Sandra Cavaco and Jaquelina Covaneiro. The...

Singing trio to bring New York jazz to Lagoa

The talented singing trio of Joana Machado, Marta Hugon and Mariana Norton will be bringing their ‘Elas e o Jazz’ show to Lagoa’s Carlos...

Castro Marim offers free tests every Thursday morning

A mobile Covid-19 testing unit will be open every Thursday morning between 10am and 1pm at Castro Marim’s 1º de Maio square, the local...
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Man arrested for breaking into nine stores in one night in Faro

A 22-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly using a hammer to break into nine stores in Faro on Saturday night. PSP police were able...

Over a million in isolation as Portugal five days from election

Over a million people are in isolation as a result of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 as Portugal is just five days from legislative elections. The...

Asthma and female ageing. More prevalent and less controlled

Bronchial asthma is characterised by chronic airway inflammation and hyperresponsiveness. Chronic airway inflammation results from the interaction of various types of cells and hyperresponsiveness...

Portuguese serologic study concludes mRNA jabs confer greater immunity than DNA vaccines

A serologic study (measuring antibodies) conducted by the University of Évora has shown that levels of immunity in people who have taken Janssen vaccine...