Debate at nine. Costa asks for absolute majority, parties expose conditions for convergences

The secretary general of the PS refused to answer whether he accepts the availability of the PSD, in case he needs it to govern. António Costa also said that, in case of defeat in the legislative, he resigns as soon as the election night of the secretary general of the PS, while Rui Rio refused … Read more

President of the European Parliament dies at 65

“The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, died at 1:15 am (00:15 am in Lisbon) on January 11 at the hospital in Aviano, Italy, where he was hospitalized. The date and place of the funeral will be communicated in the next few hours.“, wrote Cuillo on his Twitter account. The @EP_President David Sassoli passed … Read more

Pandemic and Omicron. Minister of Health takes stock of the situation

This Friday, the Minister of Health outlined the current picture of the evolution of the pandemic and the presence of the Ómicron variant in Portugal. At the end of the press conference, the Government called for tests to be carried out before social events and for extra care at Christmas and New Year. More updates … Read more

At least 83 confirmed dead due to tornadoes that ravaged the US

The storms left a trail of destruction in six states – Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee – with records of about 30 tornadoes. In Kentucky alone, the Governor said on Saturday that more than 70 people had died and that local authorities feared that the number of victims would exceed 100, after “one … Read more

Covid-19. Portugal will start vaccination of children on December 18th and 19th

Portugal will start vaccination against covid-19 for children between the ages of five and 11 over the weekend of December 18th and 19th. The information was advanced by the Directorate-General for Health right at the start of the press conference this Friday. The DGS released, however, the technical opinion with the reasons that support the … Read more

WHO Omicron appears to have a high rate of reinfection, but less severe symptoms.

“Preliminary data from South Africa suggest an increased risk of reinfection with Omicron, but more data are needed to draw more firm conclusions. There is also evidence to suggest that Omicron causes less severe symptoms than Delta, but again it is too early for that the information is definitive,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general … Read more

Two people infected with covid-19 on the last flight from Mozambique

“INSA has already started genome sequencing for the final confirmation of these cases, however, the predictive value of the tests already carried out is very high”, says a note from the Institute, which is attentive to the possible presence of cases of the variant Omnicron. All those who traveled on this Maputo-Lisbon flight will have … Read more

PSD Elections. 46 thousand militants decide today the party’s leadership

This Saturday, 46 thousand militants decide who will be the new president of the PSD. Rui Rio tries to be re-elected and Paulo Rangel seeks, for the first time, to become president of the Social Democratic Party. The two candidates voted in the early afternoon. The polls closed at 8 pm, with the evolution of … Read more

Council of Ministers announces new measures to contain the pandemic

The Council of Ministers announced this Thursday new measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. More updates 18:08 – Government trusts that new measures will be enough to control pandemic For the prime minister, the measures announced today may be enough to control the pandemic and avoid future confinements, as has been happening in the rest … Read more

Covid-19. Costa welcomes parties with new measures on the table

The prime minister, António Costa, begins this Tuesday to receive the parties to discuss the state of the covid-19 pandemic in Portugal, which is now going through a fifth wave. The meetings take place just days after experts have recommended, at Infarmed, the return of containment measures to curb the increase in cases. President Marcelo … Read more