Mayor of Viseu loses month-long battle with Covid-19

Almeida Rodrigues, the 59-year-old mayor of Viseu, has lost his battle with Covid-19 at São Teotónio Hospital. Mr Rodrigues was admitted with complications from the virus on March 10, and shortly afterwards was taken into intensive care where he was placed on a ventilator. He remained intubated until his death early this morning. The municipality which has said his passing represents an ‘irreparable loss’ for the town, the region and the country, has declared three days of mourning.