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The Algarve now counts 229 cases of confirmed Covid-19 infections; nationwide, the number of infected people is 11,730 and the number of deaths 311, according to today's update (April 6) from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS). In comparison to yesterday's data, the Algarve has 28...

Photo: Apple Facebook Best-known for phones and computers, Apple has now turned its hand to making face shields for medical workers.   Apple chief executive Tim Cook tweeted on Sunday (April 5) that it has designed and is now making the protective gear.   The tech giant plans to make...

More than 100 thousand independent workers, who saw their economic activity reduced due to the covid-19 pandemic, have applied for extraordinary support from the Government, the Ministry of Labour said on Sunday (April 5). Since the helpline was launched last Wednesday (April 1), 102,708 self-employed...

75% of Portugal’s tourist accommodation and food and beverage companies are closed and 1/3rd of them were unable to pay salaries last month (March).   These are some of the conclusions of the survey carried out by the Portuguese Hotel and Restaurant Association AHRESP.   The same survey found...

Fuel prices have fallen again this morning (April 6). With oil prices down again, both diesel and unleaded petrol have dropped by two cents a litre.   The latest reductions see unleaded fuel move to its lowest level since January 2013, while diesel stands at its cheapest...

The European Commission has approved a multi-billion-euro state support packages for Portugal to help soften the economic impact of the coronavirus through grants and loan guarantees.   The Commission approved a 13-billion-euro state aid program for the Portuguese economy over the weekend (April 4 & 5). The...