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                                                                                              People asked not to go to Algarve’
                                                                                              People asked not to go to Algarve’
                                                                                              People asked not to go to Algarve’s new
                                                                                              People asked not to go to Algarve’s news new
                                                                                              People asked not to go to Algarve’s news new
                                                                                              Covid-19 testing centre unless told
                                                                                              Covid-19 testing centre unless told
                                                                                              Covid-19 testing centre unless told
                                                                                              Covid-19 testing centre unless told
                                                                                              Covid-19 testing centre unless told
                                                                                                People suspected of being infected with Coronavirus are being
                                                                                              asked not to go to the new testing centre set up in Loulé without a
                                                                                              doctor or health authorities giving them formal indication to do so. The
                                                                                              new centre, which opened this week, will operate on a “drive thru”
                                                                                              basis, without people having to exit their vehicles. The new testing
                                                                                              centre is the first of its kind in the Algarve and operates from tents
                                                                                              erected next to the Algarve Stadium, from 9am to 9pm.
                                                                                              Motorway traffic plummets
                                                                                              Motorway traffic plummets
                                                                                              Motorway traffic plummets
                                                                                              Motorway traffic plummets
                                                                                              Motorway traffic plummets
                                                                                                Traffic on the country’s motorways dropped 75 percent in recent
                                                                                              days. The motorway between the Algarve and Lisbon is among those
                                                                                              that registered the biggest drops. A statement from the Minister of
                                                                                              Infrastructure and Housing’s Office notes this shows “the Portuguese
                                                                                              are complying with the measures adopted by the Government and the
                                                                                              Directorate-General for Health to limit travel to a minimum”.
                                                                                              Almost 80% of deaths in Portugal are of
                                                                                              Almost 80% of deaths in Portugal are of
                                                                                              Almost 80% of deaths in Portugal are of
                                                                                              Almost 80% of deaths in Portugal are of
                                                                                              Almost 80% of deaths in Portugal are of
                                                                                              people aged 70 or over
                                                                                              people aged 70 or over
                                                                                              people aged 70 or over
                                                                                              people aged 70 or over
                                                                                              people aged 70 or over
                                                                                                Almost 80% of Coronavirus-associated deaths in Portugal are
                                                                                              people aged 70 or over, according to the most recent epidemiological
                                                                                              bulletin released by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).
                                                                                              According to the DGS’ data, of the 33 deaths confirmed in Portugal on
                                                                                              24 March, 26 are people aged 70 years or over (78.7%), five of them
                                                                                              are aged between 70 and 79 years of age and 21 (12 men and nine
                                                                                              women) with more than 80 years. The youngest victims were between
                                                                                              50 and 59 years old (three cases).
                                                                                              TUI flight makes emergency landing at
                                                                                              TUI flight makes emergency landing at
                                                                                              TUI flight makes emergency landing at
                                                                                              TUI flight makes emergency landing at
                                                                                              TUI flight makes emergency landing at
 i isation moment, which lasts for a while, may be a little after 14 April,” said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.sation moment, which lasts for a while, may be a little after 14 April,” said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
 isation moment, which lasts for a while, may be a little after 14 April,” said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.sation moment, which lasts for a while, may be a little after 14 April,” said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
 i isation moment, which lasts for a while, may be a little after 14 April,” said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
                                                                                              Faro airport
                                                                                              Faro airport
                                                                                              Faro airport
                                                                                              Faro airport
                                                                                              Faro airport
      WEATHER                                                                                    A TUI Airways flight from Birmingham (England) to Lanzarote had
                                                                                              to make an emergency landing during the morning of 22 March at
      A warm and bright weekend in Portugal                                                   Faro airport due to engine failure. The Boeing 737 with 6 crew on-
                                                                                              board was en-route to Lanzarote when the mechanical issues struck.
                                                                                              Faro Airport “issued an alert and triggered the emergency plan” but
      The spring weather continues across the country with a bright and sunny weekend         the aircraft landed without incident at 11.18am.
      The spring weather continues across the country with a bright and sunny weekend
      The spring weather continues across the country with a bright and sunny weekend
      The spring weather continues across the country with a bright and sunny weekend
      The spring weather continues across the country with a bright and sunny weekend
      expected across the country before temperatures fall slightly from the start of next week
      expected across the country before temperatures fall slightly from the start of next week
      expected across the country before temperatures fall slightly from the start of next week
      expected across the country before temperatures fall slightly from the start of next week
      expected across the country before temperatures fall slightly from the start of next week
                                                                                              Portugal set to quarantine arrivals from abroad
                                                                                              Portugal set to quarantine arrivals from abroad
                                                                                              Portugal set to quarantine arrivals from abroad
                                                                                              Portugal set to quarantine arrivals from abroad
                                                                                              Portugal set to quarantine arrivals from abroad
                                                                   The north:
        Lisbon:                      The south:                    The north:  Both Saturday and
        Lisbon:
                                     The south:
                                                                   The north:
                                     The south: The weekend will
                                     The south:
                                     The south:
        Lisbon:
        Lisbon:
        Lisbon:  It will be a warm
                                                                   The north:
                                                                   The north:
      weekend in the capital with hazy  be bright and sunny with  Sunday will be warm in the north  Portugal’s health authority has announced that from as this week
      sunshine predicted for both days  intermittent cloud cover and  with average daily highs of 17  anyone entering the country from abroad must self-quarantine for 14
      and temperatures to reach daily  average daily highs of 20 degrees.  degrees and nightly lows of 8  days. Regional authorities will be allowed to make exceptions in
      highs of 20 degrees and nightly  There is a chance of rain for the  degrees.  As the week progresses  lower-risk situations. Officials did not specify exactly when the
      lows of 10 degrees.  There will be  rest of the week, although it will  the chance of rain will increase  measure would come into effect or whether breaking it would be
      a chance of rain on Monday and  remain feeling warm with average  slightly while temperatures will  considered a crime. Other countries across the globe, from
      Tuesday and temperatures are to  daily highs of 19 degrees and  fall to highs of 16 degrees and  Singapore to Israel, have adopted similar preventive measures to
      fall slightly to highs of 17 degrees.  nightly lows of 10 degrees.  lows of 7 degrees.  stop the spread of the coronavirus.
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