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The Coronavirus  death toll in Portugal has today risen to 33, according to data released two hours ago by the Directorate-General for Health (DGSD).   In a note released at 4:30pm (March 24) the DGS corrected and revised upwards a previously-released figure of 30. According to this...

The UK is today facing its first day of lockdown after Prime Minister Boris Johnson last night (March 23) announced the stringent measures.   Britons have been told to stay home and only leave the house for essential shopping or medical needs. Citizens are limited to one...

Traffic on the country’s motorways dropped 75 percent in recent days. The motorway between the Algarve and Lisbon is among those that registered the biggest drops.   A statement from the Minister of Infrastructure and Housing’s Office notes this shows “the Portuguese are complying with the measures...

People living on campsites will not have to vacate them during the State of Emergency. Portugal’s government acknowledged that there are people who reside full-time on campsites, and said such people will not have to leave in the next 15 days as originally foreseen.   Campsites were...

The president of the Portuguese Olympic Committee says he hopes the Tokyo Games are postponed.   José Manuel Constantino says “the most reasonable thing is for officials to find a consensual solution to allow the Tokyo Games to take place on another date.”   Constantino says Portugal’s Olympic team...