Portugal to declare coronavirus health emergency

in News · 03-11-2020 10:04:00 · 17 Comments
Portugal to declare coronavirus health emergency

The Portuguese government will declare a health emergency enabling stricter curbs to fight a resurgent coronavirus, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said last night, as most of the country prepares to enter a second lockdown.

The government wants to be able to legally curb travel, check people’s temperatures and requisition people from the public and private sectors to fight the pandemic.

Costa announced over the weekend that measures already in place in parts of northern Portugal will be expanded for at least two weeks to cover around 70 percent of the population.



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Like they say, youth is wasted on young people. They get to a certain point in their life, and, all of a sudden, they know everything! And their parents have become stupid. When in fact, they don't know themselves yet, and are easily swayed from one opinion to the next. A decade or two later, they realize their parents were't so stupid afterall....but you can't tell them that now....they have to learn it on their own. Unfortunately, some young people won't make it that far, because nature takes it's course, and death is not reserved just for the old.

By William from Other on 05-11-2020 05:23

The biggest threat to humans are other humans.

By Annie from Algarve on 05-11-2020 10:08

I agree, old people should die once and for all, we are wasting time and resources with them, let young people lead the way into a better world, old people need to go.

By John Malcovich from Lisbon on 05-11-2020 03:46

Some of the comments on hear are so self absorbed and lacking any compassion, it's absolutely a disgrace. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

By John Banks from Algarve on 04-11-2020 11:02

LOCKDOWN OR NO LOCKDOWN, THE VIRUS CONTINUES COS THERE IS NO HONEST APPROACH TO CURBING IT DOWN IN THIS PORTUGAL. I WAS REFUSED TO ENTER A WORTEN SHOP AT CAIS DE SODRE WHEN THERE WERE ONLY TWO PEOPLE WITH ONE SHOP ATTENDANT. THE IDIOT WAS TRYING A SOCIAL DISTANCE GREATER THAN NECCESSARY BUT IN THE BUSES AND METRO, EVERYBODY IS TOO CLOSE TO COMFORT. SO, TELL ME IF WE ARE REALLY SERIOUS OR JUST MERE IGNORANCE.

By PRINCE AWODIKE from Lisbon on 04-11-2020 10:10

Has there been some arrangement made to transport all of these brilliant expats back to their own countries so they can give advice to their own leaders who have handled the pandemic so brilliantly?

By Dijon from Algarve on 04-11-2020 05:18

perhaps the mother of these two individuals Norman White and Peter Shepherd, should have not given birth to them. That would cut the population by 2. A good start

By joseph h neves from USA on 04-11-2020 08:43

There is no reason to enforce any lockdown that is detrimental to the economy when the true statistics of death is very low because many never get tested and already have had the virus. There is not much difference in stats between COVID19 and the other seasonal flu viruses or common illnesses. They don't shutdown economies for those ??

By Leon De Vos from Other on 04-11-2020 04:35

I was supposed to travel to Lisbon on 8th Nov to renew my citizen card as i was unable to renew or get a positive response from the embassy in UK. To my luck I don't think this will be possible now.

By Ashwin Menezes from UK on 04-11-2020 03:40

Asking WHO for answers, is like asking the devil for good advice. And sacrificing people for the good of humanity? You're a "sick poppy" mister!

By Armando Magalhaes from USA on 03-11-2020 10:56

let people that normally have to die,die peacefully!!!!! Mother nature knows better!

By Bea from Algarve on 03-11-2020 09:19

Peter, how’s that denial strategy working for you?

By Brent from Beiras on 03-11-2020 08:49

I am absolutely appalled at norman and peters comments.where has your humanity gone or have you never had it . What miserable people you are . I'm sure you would have made wonderful fascists seventy five years ago

By Greg Mitchell from Algarve on 03-11-2020 08:31

Only solution is to build refuge villages, fully isolated, for the elderly and vulnerable and let the residents live there, fully protected, normally. More importantly, the other 80% can also live normally.. It's so obvious! I'm 70 BTW..

By Will O'Mahony from Beiras on 03-11-2020 07:03

Just look after the elderly, as they have done very successfully in Sweden. Let everyone else get on with their lives, as freely as we came into this world to be.

By robert morrell from Algarve on 03-11-2020 04:38

Quite right Norman, totally agree

If you are old weak and feeble then it's time to go.stop wasting time trying to keep these people alive.its mother nature's way of controlling the population.
Stop all the lockdowns and restrictions and go back to normal and if it's your time to go then so be it.
If I catch it then I am ready to go as this planet has become a miserable place to live on with to many people out to screw you over.

By Peter Shepherd from Lisbon on 03-11-2020 12:37

Please speak to the WHO for advice on what to do, how to act and what vaccines we require to survive this terrible virus.

I pray for the weak and feeble, let's hope they contract the virus and reduce their burden on the world.

By Norman White from UK on 03-11-2020 10:28
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