Austria and Germany have said they will provide help to Portugal, which is grappling with skyrocketing coronavirus cases. Austria is to take patients from Portugal who need intensive care, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Sunday, saying “swift, unbureaucratic help” was needed to save sick people. The German army will also send medical assistance and staff to Portugal to help deal with the country’s coronavirus outbreak, saying that details were being finalised. Portugal has suffered more than 12,000 deaths from Covid-19, with around half recorded in January alone.