The State of Calamity came into force on May 1st after the State of Emergency ended and was due to end on midnight Sunday. Home-working will also remain compulsory in all municipalities in Portugal until June 13th.
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The districts of Viana do Castelo, Porto, Braga, Aveiro, Coimbra, Leiria and Lisbon are currently under an orange weather warning due to the forecast of strong maritime agitation, according to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA).
By TPN/Lusa, In News 09 Dec 2021, 10:31
These seven districts will be under orange warning because of the maritime agitation, with waves from the northwest with a significant height of 5 to 6 meters, which may reach a maximum height of 12 meters. The IPMA also placed under a yellow warning the districts of Setúbal, Beja and Faro due to the forecast of maritime agitation, with waves...
Vaccines for children from 13 December
“About 300,000 vaccines will arrive on December 13 and then, during the month of January, another 400,000 vaccines will arrive, which will be enough for this population”, said António Lacerda Sales, the Assistant Secretary of State and of health, adding that this "is a different vaccination because it is per single dose, 10 micrograms,...
Restrictions causing up to 90% revenue losses
The president of the Association of Bars and Discos of Movida do Porto (ABDMP) has said that the new measures to combat Covid-19 have caused “decreases in clientele and turnover above 60%, reaching in some cases 90%”.
By TPN/Lusa, In News, COVID-19, Porto & North 06 Dec 2021, 19:20
"In these first days, and I speak here of the reality of the city and downtown of Porto, in the approximately 30 establishments, with one or another exception, most had a drop in clientele and turnover of above 60%, and there were even places with losses of 90% during this weekend”, stated Miguel Camões. Speaking to Lusa, the president...
With the constant growth of social media use, the number of information pieces published online will grow as well.
By Bruno G. Santos, In News 06 Dec 2021, 18:30
Besides all the official pages of TV channels or other well-recognised means of communication, certain websites post fake news, which may lead people to create a misrepresented idea of the facts. In a bid to combat fake news, in Portugal, people may confirm the veracity of news in a website called “O Polígrafo”. However, to further the...
New Year cancelled in the Algarve
In a statement, the Intermunicipal Community of the Algarve (AMAL) said that the decision "was agreed at a meeting of the intermunicipal council", given the "context of the pandemic that is currently being experienced and the recent epidemiological evolution". "Even if these initiatives were to be carried out outdoors, they would have to comply with...
2,024 accidents in nine months in Madeira
The Public Security Police (PSP) of Madeira recorded 2,024 road accidents between January and September 2021, resulting in 702 minor injuries, 57 serious injuries and seven deaths, according to the Regional Statistics Office (DREM).
By TPN/Lusa, In News, Lisbon 04 Dec 2021, 18:00
The data on transport released by the statistical authority points to 96 more injuries than in the same period of 2020 and 175 less compared to 2019, which means a year-on-year increase of 14.3% and a reduction of 18.6% compared to 2019. According to DREM, collective transport by bus transported, between January and September 2021, 8.9 million...