Portugal extends lockdown and closes border over 'terrible' Covid outbreak

Amid record death toll and struggling hospitals, António Costa admits failings in handling outbreakCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePortugal’s parliament has voted to extend the current lockdown until the middle of February and announced the closure of its border with Spain, as the prime minister warned that the country is in a “terrible” situation and facing “the worst moment” of the Covid-19 pandemic.On Thursday, Portugal reported a record 303 deaths from the virus and 16,432 new cases. To date, the country has registered 685,383 cases and 11,608 deaths. Continue reading...

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