RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, October 14th, the Portuguese and French governments announced new measures to contain the second wave of Covid-19.
In Portugal, the alert level throughout the country was raised by decree to a state of calamity, the last level before the state of emergency. The measure, which will be in effect from midnight Thursday (8 PM, Brasília time), is a reaction to the surge of Covid-19 cases - the second wave that is affecting much of the European continent.
In France, a curfew has been decreed for four weeks in the Ile-de-France . . .