And so — as you emerge from decades of confinement, feeling like a rent-a-scooter abandoned forever in a murky river but then randomly washed up on a beautiful sunny shore, full of life but with the ever-present dread of another two-week lockdown lingering in your bones — you’ll find that there’s actually some cultural stuff happening around town again.
Domestic abuse reports have shot up during the pandemic on multiple channels.
The UK is requiring its PT residents to appoint a tax representative in 90 days or face a fine of up to €7,5K. And it’s not just the adult residents, it’s their kids too.
In a bid to control the spread of COVID in high-risk areas, Lisbon’s Camara Municipal started a program last week that offers free tests to residents of neighborhoods that have more than 120 cases per 100,000 residents.
Around 500 pharmacies, as well as Pingo Doce and Well’s, are carrying the rapid antigen tests for COVID, but it’s unclear which ones.
Prime Minister António Costa told the nation on Thursday that we’re proceeding as planned with coming out of the COVID confinement — which means on Monday you can have a meal at a restaurant with your friends, while your kids in 9th grade or younger go back to school finally.
Maria João has lived in Lisbon all her life and is currently facing an eviction notice. With no viable housing alternative in sight she’s afraid of ending up on the street.
So far, so good — if Portugal’s health authorities can deliver.