COVID-19: Four deaths in one day

COVID-19, which accounts for another four deaths in Madeira

Record daily high.

JM report on another four deaths in the archipelago attributed to COVID-19 – two men and two women in their eighties. This is double the daily record set just 24 hours previously which had taken the total-to-date to 40. ............ more

COVID-19: Portugal surpasses 12,000 deaths to date

Portugal, where deaths continue to increase

Second worst day on record report that a further 293 people died of the disease in the last 24 hours in Portugal, one of the worst records since the beginning of the pandemic. There are also a record number of patients in intensive care units, but fortunately also a record number of recovered patients. 

The website ............ more

Procedures update. Amazon.

Link to Peter Groen update

Travelling to Madeira – update

Peter Groen has updated his website, detailing all of the latest procedures involved in travelling to the island in 2021. He has included details of those European airports currently flying to Madeira (obviously ............ more

Patients arrive from Lisbon

COVID-19 patients arriving at Madeira airport

COVID-19 patients brought to Madeira

JM’s front page predictably leads with the arrival of the three COVID-19 cases brought to Madeira from Lisbon last night. The three are now in the Intensive Care Unit of the area dedicated to COVID-19, at the main  ............ more

Madeira excluded from Portuguese travel ban

Madeira airport will not be included in travel ban

New law restricts travel.

JM reports that Madeira and the Azores are among the exceptions as Portugal implements a travel ban outside the continental territory, according to the decree-law published today in Diário da Republica.

It is recalled that the  ............ more

Portugal: situation deteriorating!

A Spanish Civil Guard stops a car at the Spanish-Portuguese border between Tui and Valencia, on March 16, 2020.

COVID-19: Portugal’s border with Spain closed as cases soar

Thanks to Peter A for following up on the deteriorating situation in mainland Portugal. TheLocal Spanish edition reports that Portugal has announced it will close land borders with Spain from today for at least two weeks as it attempts to contain the virus.

The website reports that Portuguese Interior ............ more

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