Housing policy challenged

Madeira looking for an exemption from national rules

Housing policy headline in the Diario

The Diario today headlines that Madeira is seeking a specific local framework for all the new housing policy measures proposed by the Government of the Republic. Today’s edition reveals that the Regional Government alleges its own specificities for a ‘tailor-made’ solution. Today it will approve three housing policy resolutions, in which it also defends Local Accommodation rules and the maintenance of gold visas in the Region.

Changes to the national housing policy are detailed in previous posts.

3 out of 5 Madeirans have had Covid

Also highlighted on the front page, accompanied by an image, we have the news that 3 out of 5 Madeirans have had covid. The accounts of Covid-19, three years after the first case of infection with the virus was identified, make headlines again. 

In this edition, the Diario tells readers that there are already more than 150,000 infections and more than 400 deaths associated with this disease officially registered in the Region, which is equivalent to about 60% of the resident population. 

The real numbers could even be higher, given that in recent months the number of diagnostic tests performed has been very small. In terms of vaccination that reduces the risk of serious illness, Madeira achieved 91% coverage in primary vaccination, but only 8% in seasonal reinforcement.

Nigel Miles-Thomas

In the interview published today, the highlight goes to Nigel Miles-Thomas. The British actor is in Madeira for a special event taking place tomorrow at the Royal Savoy. To the Diario, he spoke of his passion for Madeira, but also of the ‘Mystery Dinner’ in which he is involved.

COVID-19 in Madeira: updates can be found in an earlier post

All the incidental news from Madeira – up to 60 reports per day – is being continually picked up automatically, translated, and instantly posted on our sister website, madeiraislandnews, no matter how trivial

8 thoughts on “Housing policy challenged”

    • 21st April 2021 the Guardian quoted the Madeiran figures that 260,000, nearly a quarter of the population had had the first treatment and that by October of the same year the figure would be 70%. It is now March 2023 I can accept the figure of 91%. Another of your wild, thoughtless accusations?


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