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Snowden to testify in Portuguese case defending dodgy football elite whistleblower

108snowden testifyFugitive U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden will be one of 45 witnesses testifying in Portugal in defence of Rui Pinto, whose trove of 70 million documents exposed the dodgy dealings of many European soccer clubs, Pinto’s lawyer said this Monday.

Portugal's exports slump 40% in second quarter, stoking record GDP fall

108economy contractionPortugal’s record economic contraction in the second quarter saw exports of goods and services plunge by 40% as the coronavirus eroded revenue from overseas tourists, a breakdown of official GDP data showed on Monday.

Portugal to enter state of contingency as of September 15th, worsening forecast imposes new measures

107contingency announcementThe COVID-19 figures for this week show that a worsening of the pandemic situation in Portugal may be on the horizon. The Government guarantees that it is keeping an eye on the epidemiological situation, and that it is for this reason that it has already decided that there will be an increase in the country's state of alertness up to the state of contingency, as of September 15th. The goal is to take new measures and “prepare for autumn/winter”, when numbers are expected to increase.

Faro airport struggles to cope as Brits flock to Algarve due to air-bridge

107faro airportThe Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) is sending border control reinforcements to the Algarve’s Faro airport next week, as authorities struggle to cope with a surge in arrivals of British tourists after quarantine rules were lifted last week thanks to the air bridge.

‘Algarve virus numbers are extraordinary’, says district civil protection boss

107virus numbersThis week the regional conference on the epidemiological situation in the Algarve described the outlook for the region as "controlled". Within the past 24 hours, just 10 new people were reported as having positive COVID-19 tests, and the number of recoveries also increased, with three new recorded patients overcoming the virus.

Second lockdown looms as 2 million students return to Portugal's schools

106second lockdownStricter measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak are set to be introduced across Portugal from mid-September as students return to schools and many workers go back to the office, the government said this Thursday.

Costa: Prime minister struggles to cool tensions after calling doctors 'cowards'

106costa tensionsPrime Minister Antonio Costa has sought to calm tensions with the country's doctors after sparking anger with controversial comments this week.

COVID-19: Daily cases goes up for fourth consecutive day, biggest climb since July 10

106cases riseAfter four days of a consecutive increase, the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) confirmed this Thursday 399 new cases of Covid-19 in Portugal. The number is the highest daily jump since July 10, when 402 infections were announced. This means that there have now been 56,673 cases of the novel coronavirus in Portugal.