Madeira has highest R rate in Portugal

Madeira, where the r rate is increasing

New cases show increasing trend

The Diario reports that Madeira is the region of the country with the highest effective reproduction number – R rate (also referred to as the R(t) rate in Portugal) – according to the latest status report on the evolution of the number of COVID-19 cases in Portugal, released yesterday ............ more

Airport dash

… in race to beat next travel list

Telegraph Travel reports that the number of holidaymakers flying abroad this weekend will be more than double last week’s numbers as travellers join an airport dash to escape before any further tightening of rules.

Tour operators and airlines reported 100% increases in bookings – many last-minute ............ more

Covid Digital Certificate online still has problems

Covid Digital Certificate online application

SNS24 website still not accepting details

A word of warning to those who have been vaccinated in Madeira and are wanting to download theirs EU Covid Digital Certificate from the SNS 24 website. The system is still not recognising valid Utente/patient numbers. Leave plenty of time, as a visit to your Centro de Saude may be required.

For those ............ more

President satisfied with progress

President is more than happy with the person in charge of the 'task force', Gouveia e Melo.

70% vaccination rate on target

JM reports that according to the president of the Regional Government, the national vaccination ‘task force’ “has met scrupulously” its obligations in sending vaccines to Madeira, so the region maintains the goal of 70% of the population inoculated in September.

“The person ............ more

COVID-19: Madeira passes 10,000 cases

Queue for Covid vaccine

29 new cases take total to 10,000

The 29 positive tests for COVID-19 announced yesterday took Madeira past the 10,000 mark since the start of the pandemic, with the first case on the island being officially confirmed on March 16 last year. This was the case of a Dutch woman staying in a hotel on the island.

Yesterday saw 29 new cases ............ more

easyJet back to 60%

easyJet plane

… of pre-pandemic levels

The BBC and the Guardian both reported yesterday that easyJet boss has called on the UK government to add “many more” European countries to its “green” quarantine-free travel list, as the airline announced that it was ramping up ............ more

Delta variant now accounts for 100%

Coronavirus graphic

…. of Covid cases in Maderira, Azores and the Alentejo

The Portugal News reports that the Delta variant of Coronavirus is responsible for 94.8% of cases of infection in Portugal and for 100% of the cases in the Alentejo, Azores, and Madeira, according to the latest data.

According to the latest report on the genetic diversity of the new coronavirus by ............ more

Portugal 5th in EU daily cases

Tram in Lisbon, Portugal

EU Covid figures rising

Acorianooriental report that Portugal is the fifth country in the European Union “league table” of the most new daily cases of infection

Portugal went from fourth to fifth country in the EU last week with more new daily cases of infection by SARS-CoV-2 per million inhabitants, the indicator ............ more

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