Covid: new regulations

… from tomorrow

Ramos announcing new regulatons

The Regional Secretary of Health and Civil Protection announced earlier this afternoon the new measures to contain the pandemic that will come into force at 00:00 this … Read more

African dust to persist

… as mass Covid testing ends

African dust on a car

The Madeira archipelago will continue to be affected by African dust for a few more days. The origin is North Africa, carried by an … Read more

“Only Madeira escapes socialist wave”

Local vote split

JM headline about socialist victory

JM reports that “António Costa asked, the country gave”, referring to the remarkable turnaround by the Portuguese Prime Minister’s Socialist Party in yesterday’s general election. “Portugal wakes … Read more

Socialists defy all odds

Surprise outright election win

Costa, speaking after socialist's election win

Reuters reports that “Defying all odds, Portugal’s centre-left Socialists won an outright parliamentary majority in Sunday’s snap general election, securing a strong new mandate for Prime Read more

Red weather warning

… for rain on the North Coast

bad weather warning

The Portuguese Weather Institute, IPMA yesterday issued a red weather warning for the North Coast of Madeira, due to precipitation.

The warning is … Read more

Mainland drought warning

The need for significant rainfall is acute

more drought photos

Thanks to Maurice Reed for sending a number of links to a developing story on the mainland where drought is affecting almost all … Read more

4th vaccine recommended

Israel recommends 4th dose to triple protection


The Times reports that health officials in Israel have recommended making a fourth dose of coronavirus vaccine available to all adults, at least … Read more

Election too close to call

Main parties neck and neck

Portugal's Parliament - election day is Sunday

The Portugal News reports that as elections near, the distance between the socialists (PS) and social democrats (PSD) had been shortening, with some polls showing … Read more

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