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Over 10,000 deaths and rising: Portugal’s latest numbers bring new maximums

The pandemic has now cost over 10,000 lives in Portugal. Today’s bulletin showed a new record number of deaths in the last 24-hours (+274) -...

Private schools in Portugal impacted by school closures, no remote-learning

Despite private schools pressuring the government to let them implement remote-learning, the government has decided that all students in the country should be entitled...
Portuguese car dealers accuse European study of ‘demonising new diesel vehicles’

Car dealers and driving test centres closed, inspections by appointment only

Vehicle dealers and driving test centres are closed from this Saturday in Portugal under new measures to fight COVID-19, local media reported. Car inspections...

Rebelo de Sousa set for reelection, populist party on rise amid spiralling COVID-19 infections

Portugal's incumbent President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, is widely expected to win the presidential elections on Sunday, polling with more than 60%. But all...
Patients and staff at two Lisbon hospitals “at elevated risk” due to exposure to degraded asbestos

Missing nurse found dead in shed outside her home

The desperate appeal for information on missing nurse Célia Paulo ended last night with the discovery of her body in a shed outside her...

South African variant “already circulating in Portugal”

“Unfortunately the national health institute Dr Ricardo Jorge has today detected the presence of the South African variant in Portugal”. This was the announcement given...

Airline passengers entering Germany from Portugal must show ‘double negative test’ from Saturday

Portugal has joined Germany’s ‘countries with high incidence of Covid' blacklist, meaning anyone flying from Portugal to Germany after 11pm on Saturday (or 00.00...

Algarve’s faulty ventilators: Bureaucratic battle stalls €1.3 million refund request

A bureaucratic battle is underway over who should request a €1.3 million refund for the 30 faulty ventilators that were purchased in April and...

Mayor of Pedrógão Grande accused of seven counts of negligent homicide 

Valdemar Alves, Mayor of Pedrógão Grande, is to be tried on seven counts of negligent homicide - and four of causing offences to physical...

It’s official: MotoGP returns to Portugal in April

The Algarve International Racetrack in Portimão will host a MotoGP race on Sunday, April 18. The news which motorsports fans in Portugal had been...