79 more deaths on Thursday with fewer cases since October 22

Rita Neves Costa and Rita Salcedas 03 December 2020 at 15:07 This Thursday, Portugal registers 3772 cases and 79 deaths from covid-19. In total, more than 307,000 people have already been infected with the new virus. A total of 3772 more infected with covid-19 were recorded, compared to Wednesday, according to today’s epidemiological bulletin, which […]

Portuguese vaccine for covid-19 being tested with mice

Zulay Costa 29 November 2020 at 13:37 I3S supports national vaccine research, Infarmed will do the regulation and the North American partner will produce. The Portuguese company Immunethep, which in April started to develop a vaccine for covid-19, will start testing in mice in the coming weeks. It has the support of Infarmed. When the […]

Braga kiosk in celebration with M1lhão award

Sandra Freitas 28 November 2020 at 13:07 The “Atrevo na Sorte” kiosk, next to Makro, in Braga, is celebrating, after the M1lhão prize went to a customer of the establishment. The news arrived on Friday night to the family of Paulo Costa, responsible for the business. “They called us from the Santa Casa Games Department […]

Elderly are priority in vaccination and without age limit, says Government

JN / Agencies 27 November 2020 at 14:58 The Assistant Secretary of State and Health assured that vaccination for covid-19 will have no age limit and that the elderly and patients with comorbidities will be a priority. “The elderly, like patients with comorbidities, will be a priority for this Government, in fact, as it has […]

Finance Director accused of fraud on European grants

Alexandre panda 26 November 2020 at 19:12 This Thursday, the Judicial Police (PJ) undid a family network of frauds in obtaining European subsidies, involving the current district director of Finance in Vila Real, his wife, an accountant from Chaves who will be the brain of the scheme, and a brother-in-law who was the manager of […]

Record day in ICU patients with 4044 infected and 74 deaths

Rita Salcedas 23 November 2020 at 15:03 This Monday, Portugal registers 4044 more infected by covid-19 and adds 74 more dead to the list of victims, which is already in 3971. The North has 56% of new cases. The number of hospitalized patients reaches new highs. After Sunday brought about a reduction of almost 1700 […]

One of the creators of the Ice Bucket Challenge died at 37

JN / Agencies 23 November 2020 at 08:46 One of the creators of the ice bucket challenge, which raised more than 200 million euros worldwide for the investigation of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, died on Sunday, victim of the same disease. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, attacks nerve cells in the […]

Jerónimo hardens speech and warns that he does not see government opening

Nuno Simas and Sónia Ferreira * 22 November 2020 at 12:04 The leader of the PCP hardened his speech and assumed that the Government is “far, far” from the positions of the communists in the State Budget for 2021 (OE2021) and does not see openness to the party’s proposals. In an interview with the Lusa […]

Legionella bacteria found in Long Life cooling towers

Ana Trocado Marques 20 November 2020 at 22:20 Analyzes of Longa Vida’s two cooling towers were positive for legionella. The confirmation was made this Friday night by the Nestlé group company. The Long Life towers have been shut down by order of the health delegation, since last Wednesday, after a first positive analysis. The legionella […]