Delta variant may well have made it to Madeira

Ramos, speaking about the Delta variant

Samples being analysed.

Delta variant update: The JM website reports that the regional secretary of Health, Pedro Ramos, said today that, so far, no case of the delta variant in Madeira has yet been confirmed. However, he explained that every month, all samples whose diagnoses do not correspond to the situation that the ............ more

Lisbon to be locked down

… with travel in and out forbidden at weekends

Both the Guardian and Independent report that travel in and out of the Lisbon metropolitan area is to be banned over coming weekends as Portuguese authorities respond to a spike in new Covid-19 cases in the region around the capital, officials have announced.

AP reports that the ban in the area where ............ more

PCR test reversal?

Testing may not be relaxed on July 1

The Regional President, Miguel Albuquerque, apparently indicated to journalists during a couple of receptions he attended ............ more

COVID-19: case in Porto Santo

Porto Santo ferry
Ferry docked in Porto Santo

Case discovered in transit causes a stir

The Diario reports that there is a woman who has tested positive for COVID-19 isolating in a hotel in Porto Santo. The contagion was not reported by the Regional Directorate of Health (DRS) in the epidemiological bulletin – at least it is not referenced as an active case in Ilha Dourada.
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Old “Regency Club” hotel restyled

“NEXT” hotel cost €30m and opens July 1

JM reports that several regional dignitaries were invited today to visit the NEXT hotel, the sixth hotel to be part of the hotel chain with the Savoy Signature brand and which results from the remodeling of the former Madeira Regency Club.

With 166 accommodation units between rooms, suites, and tourist ............ more

Return of quarantine-free holidays abroad, but …

Portugal, where holidays could open up again

… only for the fully vaccinated.

The Telegraph this morning has the headline that double-jabbed tourists could be allowed to holiday in amber list countries without quarantining upon return under new government plans.

Summer holidays abroad will be opened up for vaccinated Britons under plans being considered by the Government, newspaper ............ more

COVID-19: Portugal could become the EU country with highest incidence

COVID-19 poster on a Portuguese bus stop

Delta variant takes hold on mainland.

On the mainland, JM reports online that Portugal recorded, in the last 24 hours, six more deaths associated with COVID-19 and 1,350 infected by the new virus, reported this Wednesday by the General Directorate of Health (DGS). Of the latest contagions identified, 928 are from the Lisbon/Vale do Tejo ............ more

Portugal to issue Covid certificates this week

Digital Covid certificate

Available online in digital format

JM’ in its national edition, reports that the Covid certificates, which should start being issued in Portugal this week, are free, issued in digital format, and can be consulted on the SNS 24 portal, on the SNS mobile application, or sent by email to the holder. This is according to guidance ............ more

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