Portugal Enters State of Calamity, Steps Up Restrictions to Contain New Covid-19 Wave

Portugal has just suffered its highest daily number of infections since the pandemic began.

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 . . .

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