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Miguel Pereira

'Can't take any more': Lisbon's bar, restaurant workers protest amid COVID-19 rules

14 Nov 2020

LISBON Paula Barroso's bar in Lisbon has been shut for eight months and she already had to let some workers go due to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Now she is scared she will not be able to make ends meets much longer.

Portugal's shoemakers switch from fancy to comfy to survive pandemic

11 Nov 2020

FELGUEIRAS, Portugal Weddings were postponed, cocktail parties cancelled and work events replaced by video calls. With social gatherings severely curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic, people have been buying far fewer shoes. | Video

Movement ban in force in Portugal as COVID-19 cases hit record

30 Oct 2020

BENAVENTE, Portugal Checkpoints have been set up across Portugal to stop unauthorised travel during a five-day movement ban which began on Friday to contain the spread of the coronavirus as the number of cases reached a record high.

REFILE-Praying for a miracle? COVID curbs hit Portuguese shrine's tourist trade

13 Oct 2020

LISBON, Oct 13 For businesses dependent on Portugal's most celebrated place of pilgrimage, Tuesday was supposed to be the busiest day of the year - and then the pandemic intervened.

'A blessing in disguise': COVID gives boost to Portugal's bicycle makers

05 Oct 2020

LISBON Portugal's bicycle makers feared for their future when the coronavirus pandemic forced them in March to shut for two months but 2020 now looks set to be a bumper year as people shun public transport and opt for healthier ways of getting around. | Video

Angry but determined: Portuguese workers protest for better wages amid pandemic

27 Sep 2020

LISBON Thousands of workers gathered in cities and towns across Portugal on Saturday demanding higher wages and more government action to protect jobs threatened by the coronavirus pandemic.

English tourists rush back from Portugal to avoid COVID-19 quarantine

11 Sep 2020

LISBON Frustrated travellers rushed home to England cutting short summer holidays in Portugal on Friday to dodge a mandatory quarantine reimposed by London as coronavirus cases in the southern European nation continued to rise.

Accused Football Leaks mastermind tells court: 'I'm proud'

04 Sep 2020

LISBON The Portuguese man behind the Football Leaks website said at the start of his trial on Friday that he was proud to be a whistleblower on European soccer clubs' big-money dealings. | Video

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