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TV consumption in Portugal during the second half of March skyrocketed by over 40 per cent on the previous month, with an average daily viewing time of 7 hours and 7 minutes per person.   The data also highlighted a drop of audience for the main national...

Portugal’s parliament has approved the suspension of rents for vulnerable households and cash-strapped small firms during the coronavirus outbreak.   The measure suspends rents until a month after the state of emergency ends. After that, renters are expected to repay what they owe in monthly instalments for...

Spain has passed another grim coronavirus milestone after the number of deaths exceeded 10,000. The country, the second-worst hit in terms fatalities, has also lost nearly 900,000 jobs.   The US, too, has registered 6.6m new jobless benefit claims - a record. The unemployment figures are another...

Portimão Council has created a Social Emergency Fund of €2 million "to support the immediate implementation of 20 measures of social and economic support”, to help "those who need it most" during the coronavirus lockdown, the council announced today (April 2).   The measures are described as...

Monchique council has created a dedicated support line to provide psycho-social support during the coronavirus lockdown.   The free phoneline and email service is open to all families and elderly residents in the municipality. Monchique Council said the service “will be an important instrument in strengthening the...

Portugal’s Food Bank saw the number of requests for help shoot up by over 12,000% last month. In March the National Emergency Network registered 2,514 requests for help in comparison to the average 20 per month.   Food Bank president Isabel Jonet said there has been a...