Portugal among EU countries with biggest drop in new Covid-19 cases

in News · 12-08-2020 10:28:00 · 6 Comments

Portugal is among the European countries which have seen a biggest drop in the number of new Covid-19 cases.

On 2 August, Portugal tallied 28.4 active cases per 100,000 inhabitants, accumulated over 14 days, placing it 7th on the list based on this indicator. This is according to the most recent report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.


I would really appreciate if you'd link the cited lists to similar "articles". (3 lines now make an article?)

By andrea from Porto on 13-08-2020 12:31

We were warned by commentators that the legislation that the UK Government introduced at the start of the pandemic, would see a reduction in our freedoms. And so it is. With the lack of an air bridge for Portugal the single biggest abuse so far, of the powers ministers granted themselves. There can be no doubt that this ludicrous state of affairs is the result of economic decision-making rather than the supposed effort to protect the health of UK citizens. I’ve been in the Algarve for 10 days now and during this time there have been the same number of positive Covid cases as we’ve seen in single households in areas of the UK. You’ve lost my vote for good Boris, due to the dishonest conduct your government towards its own citizens and our friends in Portugal. Yes, you crammed Cornwall and Devon to the rafters but we won’t forget how you trampled on our freedom.

By Steve Ward from Algarve on 12-08-2020 06:25

With less than 130 cases of Covid-19, Madeira is extremely safe to visit. It is a shame that this island and the Azores are being included in the ban on travel to Portugal for a holiday. Not much evidence of mask wearing on the streets here but neither is there on the streets of London on the news programmes. Blinkered politicians who have no idea of the real world around them

By Ian Rennie from Madeira on 12-08-2020 02:41

Often I see dogs chained, at the same time their owners say, they love their animals, such a contradiction.
Often I see children with masks in front of their face, their parents think to love their children, but there is a lack of feeling and self-employed thinking, they just follow the orders of their government.
And I see governments all over the world, who act like those people pretending to love their animals, children or people..........

By johannes from Alentejo on 12-08-2020 01:46

The government have made plenty of mistakes in this pandemic but they are making hard decisions in very difficult circumstances but the air bridge fiasco takes the biscuit because the science that they are supposed to be following isn’t a problem for Portugal now or for the past few weeks.
Is it because they are just a small country and unlike Germany and France we don’t give a toss?

By Keith Amato from UK on 12-08-2020 11:49

And Boris will ignore all the evidence and only establish the air bridge once it's too late for people to come to Portugal for their summer holidays. End of August seems likely. If Dominic Cummings suddenly decided to take a late break in the Algarve, the ban would be lifted immediately, (or just ignored, he is an exception to every rule).

By Anthony Brown from Algarve on 12-08-2020 10:41
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