Jorge Sampaio’s health ‘takes turn for worse’

Concerns are heightened today for the recovery of former president of the Republic, Jorge Sampaio, airlifted to hospital from the Algarve with breathing difficulties last week, but now having taken a ‘turn for the worse’ in Hospital de Santa Cruz, Lisbon. The 81-year-old has a ‘clinical past of neurological, renal and cardiac problems’ explain reports this morning.