Assent, anger as Portugal's COVID-19 state of emergency begins Back to video. âCompanies are making an effort to carry on, but it can be the death of many because they can no longer bear it,â said 48-year-old chef Paula Janeiro. All quotes delayed a minimum of 15 minutes. The figures from the national DGS health authority came a week before the government is expected to re-evaluate plans to ease restrictions over the Christmas period. REUTERS/Catarina Demony REUTERS/Catarina Demony See here for a complete list of exchanges and delays. The state of emergency can be extended indefinitely in 15-day periods. New measures to tackle the spread of Covid-19 were announced by the Portuguese government last weekend and will come into force tomorrow (November 24). LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal on Thursday announced an expansion of a nightly curfew and weekend lockdown already in place across more than 100 â¦ Reporting by Catarina Demony and Miguel Pereira; Editing by Frances Kerry. "The situation is serious and more critical than what we experienced in the first wave of the pandemic," Prime Minister Antonio Costa told a news conference. “We expected a little more from the government.”, Reporting by Catarina Demony and Miguel Pereira, Editing by Andrei Khalip and Janet Lawrence. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. FILE PHOTO: A waiter wearing a face mask waits for customers at a restaurant during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in downtown Lisbon, Portugal November 6, 2020. All quotes delayed a minimum of 15 minutes. Countries across Europe are grappling to control the outbreak, with France announcing â¦ Portuguese chef Paulo Silva said a recent 25 million-euro ($30 million) government scheme allowing restaurants to apply for compensation to make up for income lost over the weekend is not enough. Facebook. Portugal on Saturday posted a new record of daily COVID-19 infections with another 39 deaths, over 4,007 new infections and 286 patients in intensive care. Municipalities will be divided into four levels of Covid-19 transmission risk: moderate (under 240 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in two weeks), high (over 240 cases), very high (over 480 cases) and extremely high (over 960). Prime Minister Antonio Costa will also submit a proposal to parliament to make face masks compulsory in crowded outdoor spaces, and use of the government's tracing app compulsory â¦ “It’s total disorganisation,” said Lisbon resident Mario Costa. In Lisbon’s Campo de Ourique neighbourhood, restaurant owner Maria Tomas, 62, said the weekend measure would hit business hard but she saw no alternative as the number of daily cases keeps rising. Bars and nightclubs have been closed since March and although restaurants have since reopened, owners and workers fear that the new restrictions to fight the virus could kill the sector. âI had 23 employees and I already had to fire eight,â said Silva, who has already closed one of his two restaurants. Portugal, with just over 10 million people, has recorded a comparatively low 179,324 cases and 2,896 deaths but infections hit 6,640 cases on Saturday, the highest daily figure since the pandemic started. AMADORA, Portugal (AP) â Tears well up in Diana Correiaâs eyes as she recalls the October day that 24 of the 55 residents of her nursing home in Portugal tested positive for COVID-19. Bar, restaurant and nightclub workers protest against coronavirus measures they say are killing the sector, in Lisbon, Portugal November 14, 2020. âWe are in mourning and we have to survive,â Barroso said as she stood among a crowd calling on authorities to allow them to work. Portugal has developed a travel insurance for visitors residing abroad - Portugal Travel Insurance - which covers, among other aspects, medical, surgical, pharmaceutical and hospital expenses related to Covid-19, as well as cancellation, interruption expenses or extension of the trip also for reasons of Covid â¦ LISBON, Portugal (AP) â Portugal is aiming to vaccinate almost 1 million people against the coronavirus between January and April at the latest, and perhaps by â¦ Monster fines face anyone flouting Portugalâs Covid rules for Nazaréâs monster waves. “I have no hope at all.”. Portugal expands COVID-19 curfew and weekend lockdown to more areas A waiter wearing a face mask waits for customers at a restaurant during â¦ Portugal on Thursday announced an expansion of a nightly curfew and weekend lockdown already in place across more than 100 municipalities to a further 77 areas as it scrambles to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Filipe Froes, a doctor from the national COVID-19 task force, says Portugal had time to prepare for the outbreak, with the virus reaching the country later than in Spain and Italy. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Hungary and Portugal are introducing new coronavirus restrictions to stem the second wave of infection now affecting most of Europe. If the new rules help to save some lives, I think this is positive.”. 'Can't take any more': Lisbon's bar, restaurant workers protest amid COVID-19 rules By Catarina Demony, Miguel Pereira 2 Min Read LISBON (Reuters) - Paula Barrosoâs bar â¦ REUTERS/Rafael Marchante REUTERS/Rafael Marchante 07 â¦ U.S. citizens traveling directly from the United States to Portugal for non-essential (tourist) travel are currently prohibited from entering Portugal. Night-time curfews are in force, while people will also not be able to leave home between 1 p.m. and 5 a.m. over the next two weekends across 121 municipalities, including Lisbon and Porto. A night-time curfew is also in force during weekdays. Natasha Donn - 14th December 2020. Nine restaurant owners in Portugal are protesting the nation's latest coronavirus restrictions with a hunger strike. Cafes and restaurants â¦ Testing has also increased. On Friday, Portugal's parliament voted to extend the coronavirus-related state of emergency, which was in effect since Nov 9, until Dec 23, with â¦ Clubs, bars, and restaurants--many â¦ For international travelers looking to visit Portugal, or who have booked a trip thatâs still under way, there is a new travel insurance program providing COVID-19-related coverage. Implemented measures during the outbreak of COVID-19[Update on 9 December. 8 Portuguese restaurant owners stage hunger strike. Five weeks since authorities pulled the plugs on surfing at âmonster wave beachâ Praia do Norte in Nazaré, daredevil enthusiasts are being allowed back â but only on weekdays and in the mornings. Now she is scared she will not be able to make ends meets much longer. The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to Portugal due to COVID-19. A tram is pictured on the empty street during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in downtown Lisbon, Portugal Oct 31, 2020. 2 âPortugal one of the safest countries in the worldâ 3 New documentation for Brits in Portugal; 4 Foreign Expats Wanting Portugalâs Golden Visa Are Running Out of Time; 5 Lisbon favourite destination for Europeans; 6 Hunger strike chef seeing stars; 7 Covid-19: Portugal Update, 18 December; 8 DGS recommends own household only Christmas LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal woke up on Monday to a state of emergency, with some welcoming new restrictions to contain the coronavirus and others blaming the government for responding too late with measures they labelled confusing or inadequate. The COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal is part of the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Measures in force until 23 December, at Christmas and in the New Year.The State of Emergency is planned to be extended until 7 January 2021.] âThere are some good things coming out of Covid-19,â says Gonçalo Castel-Branco, the impresario behind the Presidential Train, one of the most luxurious gourmet experiences in â¦ FILE PHOTO: A waiter wearing a face mask waits for customers at a restaurant during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in downtown Lisbon, Portugal November 6, 2020. The country of just over 10 million people has recorded 211,266 coronavirus cases and 3,305 deaths. “But what can we do? 2 Covid PCR test reliability doubtful â Portugal judges; 3 Covid cases reach new high in the Algarve; 4 "Worse is yet to come" for patients without Covid-19 ; 5 Covid-19 "stabilisation" in Portugal; 6 Portugal receives 530 refugees ; 7 Portugal to have 22 million covid-19 vaccines. But one bright spot has been watching the creativity and resilience that has flourished in the restaurant sector. Barroso, 54, was one of hundreds of bar, restaurant and nightclub workers who protested in Lisbon on Saturday as a partial weekend lockdown kicked in across most of the country. âIt was the saddest day of my life and now I canât take it anymore.â. ntil the day he died, chef Leopoldo Garcia Calhauâs grandfatherwould take a shotof bagaço, a Portugueseliquormade from leftover grapes, every â¦ LISBON (Reuters) - Paula Barrosoâs bar in Lisbon has been shut for eight months and she already had to let some workers go due to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Portugal reported 95 deaths linked to COVID-19 on Friday, its worst daily toll since the pandemic started, as countries across Europe struggled to contain a second wave of infections. The country of just over 10 million â¦ Austria and Portugal have announced new restrictions in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus. Twitter. At weekends, a lockdown is in place from 1 p.m. to 5 a.m., during which all commercial outlets and restaurants must shut, although there are some exceptions. By. See here for a complete list of exchanges and delays. Bar, restaurant and nightclub workers protest against coronavirus measures they say are killing the sector, in Lisbon, Portugal November 14, 2020. Some residents blamed the government for not using the summer lull to tackle the pandemic and allowing mass events to take place, from political rallies to sports events. Like much of the rest of Europe it is battling a second wave: infections hit 6,653 cases on Friday, the highest daily figure since the pandemic started. In central Porto, several dozen restaurant workers rallied against the measures which they said were killing the sector. Measures in force until 23 December, at Christmas and in the New Year.The State of Emergency is planned to be extended until 7 January 2021. The government of Prime Minister Antonio Costa says the new measures are necessary to bring the pandemic under control and avoid stricter restrictions next month. Implemented measures during the outbreak of COVID-19[Update on 9 December. Covid-19, and all the news around it, is undeniably depressing. Portugal reported 646 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, more than double the average daily case count for August, according to data from the countryâs Ministry of Health. Inside Portugalâs hotels, restaurants, and attractions amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to a traveler who recently visited. “It will be tough because we already spent months at home,” she said. How has Portugal's response been different and how has it managed to avoid the high death tolls of neighboring countries? Restaurants have to shut at 10.30 p.m. during weekdays, and over the next two weekends they will only be allowed to provide takeaway services after 1 p.m. “These measures were very poorly done because they should have been implemented a long time ago,” said Carlos Alves, 69, as he walked down an emptier than usual Lisbon street. ]During the outbreak of pneumonia by the new Coronavirus â COVID-19 the Portuguese government has been taking all necessary public health measures to protect the During the outbreak of pneumonia by the new Coronavirus â COVID-19 the Portuguese government has been taking all necessary public health measures to protect the Tougher measures will be imposed in Portugal from Thursday onwards to contain record levels of coronavirus cases, including stricter limits on gatherings and heavier penalties for rule-breaking establishments. âThe government does not support us and we cannot die, we cannot stay in the dark.â. How Portugalâs Chefs, Restaurants And Hotels Are Giving Back During The Coronavirus Crisis Ann Abel Senior Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. In Austria, the restrictions include a curfew from 20:00 to 06:00.