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

in News · 27-01-2021 10:15:00 · 1 Comments

The government has been urged to transfer COVID-19 patients abroad as deaths hit a record high and the oxygen supply system of a large hospital near Lisbon partly failed from overuse

Fatalities reached a record 291 yesterday, as Portugal continues to have the world’s highest seven-day average of cases and deaths per million people and is 50 percent higher than second placed Slovenia.

Health Minister Temido said last night that patient transfers abroad were constrained by Portugal’s location on the westernmost edge of Europe, especially as other EU nations are also under pressure.



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Comments:

Does anyone know who/how to report lockdown breaches? I have endless construction workers outside my house in Lisbon, not wearing masks, playing super loud music, no police guard like normal. Thanks.

By John from Lisbon on 28-01-2021 10:32
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